Madonna proudly displays her long armpit hair: Eew?
"Long hair...... Don't Care!!!!!! #artforfreedom #rebelheart #revolutionoflove." That's how Madonna summed up this Instagram shot of the unsettlingly healthy crop of fur that she's apparently been cultivating under her arm on Thursday. The "art for freedom" hashtag is a reference to Madge's global campaign to, as her website puts it, "encourage creative expression that brings awareness to human rights violations."
While it's unclear how pit hair relates to human rights violations, E! News points out that back in 2011, Madonna told Harper's Bazaar that she had trouble fitting in during high school, and that she grew hair underarms as a way of rebelling.
"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," she said. "I refused to wear makeup, to have a hairstyle. I refused to shave. I had hairy armpits."
Good to know there's a little Riot Grrl in the original Material Girl.