Amandla Stenberg, star of George Tillman Jr.'s new coming-of-age story, The Hate U Give, isn't allowing society's standards of beauty to decide how she's supposed to look. At the European premiere of her new film, 19-year-old Stenberg arrived wearing a spaghetti-strapped gown that allowed everyone to see her natural armpit hair.
She posted pictures of her night on Instagram alongside this caption:
Fans online lavished Stenberg with praise and support!
@people Do what makes you happy!— Frederica (@Frederica)1540241635.0
@people I don’t know her but she’s got arm pit hair.... Don’t act like it’s some outrageous alien disease.— orthodontella (@orthodontella)1540267620.0
@Bossip I guess women are similar to human beings and grow hair on their bodies.— Kanye, West Vagina (@Kanye, West Vagina)1540341329.0
Body positivity at its best https://t.co/Ktl5dFQ1qg— Metro Entertainment (@Metro Entertainment)1540294205.0
Stenberg's new movie, The Hate U Give, is now in theaters and garnering rave reviews! It currently holds a 96% fresh rating on rottentomatoes.com, with many specifically calling out Stenberg's performance.
The Hate U Give | Official Trailer [HD] | 20th Century FOX youtu.be
What I really appreciated about watching "The Hate U Give" is that I don't think I've seen a major film before that… https://t.co/KYpZGSZzDc— Clint Smith (@Clint Smith)1539479026.0
Actress/activist Amandla Stenberg said her goal for 'The Hate U Give' was to 'make white people cry' — and it worked https://t.co/MKulJYhu13— NowThis (@NowThis)1540067580.0
I want to be @amandlastenberg when I grow up https://t.co/FOsW4GZP0y https://t.co/K9PzF5Y5hn— Alicia Menendez (@Alicia Menendez)1539899308.0
Congratulations on the new movie, Amandla, and thank you for supporting a positive body image for young women everywhere!