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TV razor ad shows real body hair for first time






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A TV advert for a razor has created great debate online. It shows women shaving real body hair. This seems to be an everyday thing and nothing special. However, it is the first time on U.S. TV for an ad to show real body hair being shaved. For decades, razor company ads showed women shaving very smooth legs. There was never any hair. It gave the false image that women have hairless bodies. The new ad, by the razor brand Billie, corrected this.

Billie's ad is the first in 100 years to show women with body hair. It showed women shaving hair from their toes, stomachs and armpits. Billie co-founder Georgina Gooley said she was shocked at how ads show women with perfectly smooth bodies. She said: "When brands pretend that all women have hairless bodies, it's a version of body-shaming." She added: "Shaving is a personal choice, and no one should be telling women what to do with their hair."

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