In 2018, bad things were said about Madonna and her daughter Lourdes “Lola” Leon on social media because of a picture. It seems like a lot of people were really upset when they found out that Lola doesn’t shave her armpits.
Lola is Madonnas’ daughter to Carlos Leon. From the pictures and videos of her daughter that Madonna posts online, it’s clear that she and her daughter are very close. In fact, they have a family that is very close. Lola is also close to her adopted brothers and sisters, David Banda, Mercy James, Estere, and Stelle, as well as her younger brother, Rocco Ritchie.
Even though she is the daughter of a famous person, Lourdes has made a name for herself. She has become well-known as a model. Then, in 2016, she was in a Stella McCartney perfume ad campaign.
And like any mother, Madonna was quick to defend her daughter about the post, even though the 25-year-old doesn’t seem to need it.
On January 1, 2018, Madonna posted a photo of herself and Lourdes that has been criticized a lot since then. Even though the moment when the mother and daughter hugged was very sweet, most of the comments were about Lourdes’s armpit hair.
In the picture, Madonna and Lola posed for a picture. The little girl’s arms were around her mother. The singer put the photo on her website with the caption:
“2018, we’re ready for you!”
Like her other post, this one quickly spread around the Internet. People had many different reactions to Lola’s armpit hair, which she had not shaved. It seems that many people took this very seriously. Some people asked her questions because, unlike other women, she didn’t shave her armpits. Some people also called Lola names that were not appropriate.
This person on Twitter asked, “Can you unsee a picture?” One person said, “Lola, you are so gross.” Another person said on Twitter, “Not a good look! Is she a man who is pretending to be a woman?”
Lola’s mother is probably where she got the courage to stand up for what she thinks is right. Because she isn’t the only one who can be proud of having armpit hair. In March 2014, Madonna even posted a selfie of herself doing the same thing.
Some people might find armpit hair gross, but not everyone does. In fact, women are now widely accepted to have hair in their armpits. Also, many people defended Madonna and her daughter right away.
People have stood up for her, and some say that it’s no longer weird for women to have hair in their armpits. Also, some people said that having hair in the armpits doesn’t mean you don’t take care of yourself.
The singer didn’t respond right away to the criticism, but a few days later, she posted a clear response to her critics on Instagram and Twitter.
She posted this caption with a photo:
“Oh wait! What was my goal for the new year? Oh yeah. To care a lot less about what other people think. Think for yourself, don’t follow the crowd, and “the cheese stands alone.”
What do you think about women who let hair grow in their armpits? Do you know anyone else, maybe even famous people, who is doing the same thing?