Remember that Julia Roberts photo which revealed the Oscar-winning actress' hairy armpits? Well, apparently she is not the only famous woman in the world who is not afraid to tell the world that women can have hairy pits, too.
She doesn't have a photo like Julia, but Madonna, one of the biggest if not the most revered gay icon in the world revealed in the December 2011 issue of Harper's Bazaar that she has had hairy armpits. This may not exactly generate positive feedbacks from her millions of diehard fans, but it just may be a reason for celebration to all her hairy gay followers.
Madonna has been called lots of glamorous names such as Material Girl and Queen of Pop, but never did anyone think she would be called a Hairy Maddie. Thing is, the 53-year old singer/actress/director/designer is not afraid to admit it. She is not afraid to show her grungier side.
"I think my behavior and my lifestyle threaten a lot of social norms," Madonna told Harper's Bazaar. “I think that the world is not comfortable with female sexuality. It's always coming from a male point of view, and a woman is being objectified by a man—and even women are comfortable with that. But when a woman does it, ironically, women are uncomfortable with it. I think a lot of that has to do with conditioning."
The pop culture trendsetter shares that even as a child she was not afraid to push boundaries.
“Going to high school, I saw how popular girls had to behave to get the boys. I knew I couldn't fit into that. So I decided to do the opposite,” said Madonna. “I refused to wear makeup, to have a hairstyle. I refused to shave. I had hairy armpits."
Madonna shares the December issue of Harper Bazaar with up and coming actress, Andrea Riseborough, the star of Madonna's film, W.E., a movie based on the controversial life of the Duchess of Windsor, Wallis Simpson.