Halsey is being praised for her armpit hair on her Rolling Stone cover

21 June 2019, 16:52

By Sam Prance

The internet loves Halsey's armpits on her new Rolling Stone cover...

Halsey just landed her first Rolling Stone cover and it's being praised for showing her unedited armpit hair.

Halsey is having an incredible year so far. Over the course of the past few months alone, she's topped the charts with her hit single 'Without Me', collaborated with the world's biggest boyband BTS on 'Boy with Luv' and wowed critics with her latest release 'Nightmare'.

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Yesterday (Jun 20), Rolling Stone magazine unveiled their 'Hot Issue' cover and it stars Halsey. People are also applauding the new cover for featuring Halsey's armpit hair.

Check out Halsey's beautiful Rolling Stone cover below.

Halsey is being praised for her armpit hair on her Rolling Stone cover
Halsey is being praised for her armpit hair on her Rolling Stone cover. Picture: Theo Wargo/Getty Images // Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images

It's no secret that the magazine industry has historically upheld, and in many cases it continues to uphold, unrealistic beauty standards for women. For years popular publications have airbrushed female bodies and retouched women's faces beyond recognition.

This often means that completely natural things like armpit hair are edited out of photos. Halsey's armpit hair isn't even long but the fact that it's present in her Rolling Stone cover photo is so important.

And the internet was quick to notice. Zara Larsson retweeted Halsey's cover writing: "I loooove the fact that they didn't edit the armpits like most magazines would do. Women are not little babies who don't have body hair. Stunning cover". Halsey then replied: "Thank u beautiful angel babe !!!!"

Zara wasn't the only one who noticed the detail. Plenty of other people also took to Twitter to tweet about how much the cover means to them.

Here are just a few of the reactions to the cover.

Women's armpit hair is perfectly normal and it's great to see artists like Halsey and publications like Rolling Stone combat the stigma that surrounds it.

What do you think of Halsey's Rolling Stone cover?