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Model gets rape threats for not shaving her legs

Model gets rape threats for not shaving her legs”

Byström says she's getting harassed despite having "an abled, white, cis body with its only nonconforming feature being a lil leg hair".

Posting on Instagram she said: "My photo from the @adidasoriginals superstar campaign got a lot of nasty comments last week".

"Literally I've been getting rape threats in my DM inbox".

"Sending love and try to remember that not everybody has the same experiences being a person". Byström says she has been personally threatened for the shoot.

A Swedish model said she received rape threats on social media for an ad in which her legs were unshaven.

As well as being a model, Arvida is a photographer and is well known for posing with her body hair on show. The photo was "liked" more than 20,000 times and received more than 1,000 comments.

"Wtf is wrong with you girl?" writes one user.

Then again, you might need to prepare yourself for criticism - potentially from complete strangers - if you choose to leave your body hair au naturel. "Please keep on defying gender and body norms because you are handsome no matter what". "I haven't shaved my legs in 20 years or my pits, why should I?" She and artist Molly Soda had collaborated on a book "Pics or It Didn't Happen" which featured bodies of 270 women.

Byström, 26, began receiving the threats after the campaign was posted to YouTube, BBC News reported Wednesday.

But it's her legs that certain online users have taken offence to, with some labelling her "hideous" and a "feminist degenerate" for proudly displaying her leg hair.

Adidas said in a statement it is "honoured to work with creators like Arvida for their creativity, diversity and unique ideas", adding that it wants to provide "a platform for positivity, discussion and change", the BBC reported.



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