The popular sports brand Adidas has recently launched its Fall/Winter campaign “Superstar” which focuses around authenticity and features the “icons of tomorrow” – models, artists, activists, and athletes. Since Superstar sneaker was designed to “redefine beauty”, no wonder it caused such controversy as soon as the video was posted on the internet.


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The main reason behind this was Arvida Byström, a Swedish artist, model and photographer, known for advocating against stereotypes and being a big activist of the “no-shave” movement. She casually posed in a white dress, pink shirt and pastel Superstar shoes. While creating a pretty “girly” image, she also caused a storm for showing her unshaved legs. Some people have been insulting her since, leaving nasty comments below Youtube video and even sending rape threats directly to her.

“I can’t even begin to imagine what it’s like to not possess all these privileges and try to exist in the world. Sending love and try to remember that not everybody has the same experiences being a person,” Byström wrote on her Instagram after.

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As soon as the ad was posted online, people started insulting her:

However, others were more positive about the campaign:

Be sure to watch the full ad below: