Fans of a Brazilian actress have hit back at internet trolls who criticised her underarm hair and unwaxed bikini area.
Bruna Linzmeyer took to Instagram on 11th December to share snaps of herself at the beach in Rio de Janeiro for her 2.2 million followers.
She had taken part in a swimming competition and had posted shots of herself with her arms in the air and showing her medals for the camera.
Some netizens showered the 30-year-old with compliments over her looks and achievements.
But other eagle-eyed netizens spotted her unshaven armpits and even the hair around her bikini bottoms, which they then took issue with.
One wrote: “I know everyone has their own tastes, but I don’t have the courage, Jesus… So much hair on show for everyone.”
And one more quipped: “A razor truck passed by.”
But other followers were quick to call them out. One wrote: “Waxing is not a law, nor a rule. No one’s obliged, guys, nor is it bad hygiene!
“Whoever wants to, shave, and whoever doesn’t, don’t shave. Each to their own.”
Another commented: “People are so unbearable, damn it! They even take issue with other people’s pubes.”
And a third said: “I want to eliminate waxing from my life. I haven’t managed it yet, but I hope one day to achieve this freedom.”
Bruna, a former model, has starred in numerous Brazilian telenovelas and won the 2011 Premio Qualidade Brasil award for ‘Best Newcomer in a TV Series or miniseries’ for her role in ‘Afinal, o Que Querem as Mulheres?’ (After All, What Do Women Want?).