Trolls Are Shaming Cardi B For Showing Her Body Hair On Social Media, And It's Not OK

Diply 14 Feb 2018

Earlier this year, actual goddess Cardi B performed with Bruno Mars at the Grammys and rocked a multi-colored outfit that paid homage to In Living Color.

But then, a perfectly normal photo of her was posted on Instagram and all hell broke loose.

1. By now, you probably know that the internet is The Bad Place™. 

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It's basically a horrifying wasteland where trolls roam free and scour their surroundings for strong, talented, and independent women so they can try to insult and belittle them.

Protip: Don't do that.

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2. Just in case you don't know, this is Cardi B.

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She is peak #Goals.She's an American rapper, singer, and songwriter who rose to fame after dropping her fire track "Bodak Yellow."She's also notoriously honest and incredibly funny, and we can't help but stan.

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3. She's obviously a perfect human. 

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Inside and out!

Not only is she a ridiculously talented artist, she is one of the world's most underrated fashion icons.

She has lowkey been serving up deadly looks for years and is finally getting the recognition she deserves.

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4. However, because the internet is home to a lot of trash humans, people decided to comment on this photo and point out her body hair. 

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"She better shave that stomach hair before modeling," wrote one user on this photo.

You can hardly see the hair, but that's not the point.

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5. I shouldn't have to say this, but women have body hair. 

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It's true!

Just like every single other mammal on this planet, women grow hair all over their bodies. It's so incredibly normal that I'm bored just thinking about it.

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6. But for some reason, some people think that it's appropriate to shame women for having hair that isn't on their head. 

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Apparently, women are supposed to be dolphin-like creatures with skin as hairless as a newborn baby.

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7. Being a silky, hairless nymph is just another impossible beauty standard that women are expected to meet.  

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From a young age, women are told that their body hair is something to be ashamed of.

Women are expected to shave, pluck, and wax their hair lest they face the same kind of ridicule being leveled at Cardi B.

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8. Of course, a lot of women took to social media to express their disappointment that this kind of body shaming is still happening in 2018. 

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Most women have experienced shame or embarrassment because of their body hair at some point in their lives, and that's honestly so messed up.

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9. "It's perfectly normal," wrote one user. 

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"What isn't normal is men who've never touched a razor trying to shame women for not looking like a hairless baby."

If it's not growing out of your body, don't comment on it.

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10. Another pointed out the glaring double standard that's often ignored when men criticize women for having body hair. 

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It's normal for men to have a ton of body hair, but when a woman does, it's unhygienic? Excuse me?

Also, there is nothing unhygienic about body hair, people!

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Others were simply shocked that people were trying to shame Cardi B over something so ridiculous. 

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I am amazed at the audacity of these troll.

Do they actually think that Cardi B cares about their opinion? Or do they just like to shout rudeness into the void?

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When it comes down to it, it's literally no one's business what a woman decides to do with her body. 

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The only person who can tell you what to do with your body is you.

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The unfortunate reality is that women are constantly being shamed online for perfectly normal aspects of their body. 

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Earlier this year, a ton of online trolls had less than nice things to say about Rihanna's body after her performance at the Grammys.

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Rihanna is literally a goddess, but she's constantly targeted by online trolls.

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Who are these people that think they can actually talk down to RIHANNA?!

I have one word for these haters: No.

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Remember when Kim Kardashian was body shamed while she was literally pregnant? 

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I still can't believe that people seriously tried to shame a pregnant woman for gaining weight! What is wrong with the world?

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Kim, of course, looked stunning, and we know she has no time for her haters anyway. 

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I want a reality where women aren't constantly battling these kinds of asinine comments. We need to do better.

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Women like Cardi B, Rihanna, and Kim K are talented, intelligent, and powerful, but they are still criticized for their physical appearances, as if that determines their self worth and value. 

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It doesn't.

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But it doesn't seem to matter what women do, there's always another troll with another dumb opinion one how she should live her life. 

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Remember when the internet freaked out because Chrissy Teigen took her daughter to the park?

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11. So let's just stop using the internet to criticize women for their personal choices. 

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Instead of criticizing a woman, you could look at some memes, check on your Neopets (they are probably hungry, it's 2018 after all!), or stare at your reflection in the screen and wonder how you got to this point.

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12. Anyway, I doubt that Cardi B is even remotely phased by her haters.

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She's obviously too busy slaying.

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