People are up in arms over the new Wonder Woman’s armpits

Gal Gadot has a number of extraordinary scenes in the trailer for the upcoming film Wonder Woman. As the lead superhero, she is fierce and brilliant while discovering her powers, fighting in the woods and stopping bullets effortlessly.

But there’s one moment in particular has everyone talking…and it’s probably not what anyone in the DC universe expected to be discussing. In the trailer, Gadot is seen lifting a car, hurling it down a street—only her armpits, and lack of armpit hair, is the moment that stood out to many fans.

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The pits look particularly pale and hairless—and it’s easy to imagine Wonder Woman not having time for a waxing and bleaching session before kicking ass and saving the world, which has made a lot of people wish there were a bit of hair tucked there.

Just doing some pod-related Twitter searching, and until this point I hadn’t realised how badly I wanted Wonder Woman to have armpit hair.

— Joe Cunningham (@JoeCunningham14) March 16, 2017

controversial hot take:
i wish #WonderWoman had visible armpit hair.

she was raised on an island of women w/no schick advertisements!

— Paul Roth in LA ? (@paulidin) March 12, 2017

Just speaking aesthetically, the new Wonder Woman trailer had me wishing she had armpit hair.

— mattson tomlin (@mattsontomlin) March 12, 2017

Leaked screenshot reveals what Wonder Woman’s armpits looked like before they were digitally altered by the patriarchy.

— マイル (@martian_munk) March 18, 2017

First female superhero film for 17 years and all the talk is about her armpits… #WonderWoman

— r.a.c.h.e.l t. (@racheltunnard) March 17, 2017

Gadot has spoken up on various criticisms people have thrown her way since taking on this role, particularly on the size on the size of breasts.

"It’s just empty talk. I understand that part of what I’m doing means being exposed. And part of being exposed is being under fire," she told Israeli website Ynet, translated by SuperHeroHype forum.

"When I was younger I would take criticism really hard. But now it mostly amuses me. The true Amazons had one boob so it wouldn’t bother them in their archery," she said. "So it’s not going to be like real Amazons. We always try to make everyone happy but we can’t."

Maybe Wonder Woman has the energy and time to prioritize maintain her pits, and that is her prerogative. But regardless of a little stubble or not, nothing will be stopping her from saving the world on June 2.

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