When I first saw this J. Crew ad, I thought “oh, that girl has hairy legs. Well, that’s certainly eye-catching. And kind of subversive, maybe? Although, really, I guess a lot of models are coming from cultures where shaving your legs isn’t taken to be a complete norm the way it is in America so…” and then I realized that her legs weren’t hairy at all.

They’re tights.

They’re tights that make her look like her thighs have developed hypertrichosis (the Jojo The Dogfaced Boy disease).

Now, look, shave your legs. Don’t shave your legs. That’s fine. But this is like getting a Brazilian and then meticulously pasting false eyelashes all over your Venus patch.

I do not understand.