Update: Veet removed the videos from their YouTube channel and issued an apology on Facebook Wednesday afternoon.

While some women may be embracing their body hair, Veet, the makers of a line of depilatory creams and waxes, warns women to use their products or they’ll turn into a dude.

It’s not news that advertisements use sexist tropes to market their products to consumers. Just last month, Microsoft released a commercial that implies that women buy computers to plan their weddings and Summer’s Eve has informed us all that a pH balanced soap could make a man less masculine. Gold nuggets of (useless) information, right? Veet’s latest hair removal commercials are no exception.

Here are five things Veet wants you to know so you don’t become a dude.

1. A cab driver may not pick you up if you have hairy pits.

2. You’d better remove your body hair in case you get into an accident because embarrassment is more painful than injury.

3. If your legs have stubble, you have become a man and that’s not okay.

4. Do it for your pedicurist who thinks your furry legs are disgusting–or she or he will definitely talk about you.

5. Even if your leg is in a cast, you’d better find a way to keep it hairless:

These are important rules to live by, gals!

(j/k)

Story Tags

Section

×
×

Stories not to be missed!

WUPPERTAL,GERMANY- APRIL 08: A lion is seen at the  Wuppertal  Zoo on April 8, 2009 in Wuppertal, Germany.  (Photo by Christof Koepsel/Getty Images)

Here's how this lion-killing dentist thing is going to play out

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - JULY 10:  Singer/songwriter Taylor Swift performs onstage during The 1989 World Tour Live at MetLife Stadium on July 10, 2015 in East Rutherford, New Jersey.  (Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images for TAS)

Taylor Swift’s stage malfunction last night exposed exactly what it means to be a pop star

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - DECEMBER 18:  A protestor holds a black lives matter t-shirt during a "Hands Up, Don't Shoot" demonstration in front of the San Francisco Hall of Justice on December 18, 2014 in San Francisco, California. Dozens of San Francisco public attorneys and activists staged a "Hands Up, Don't Shoot" demonstration to protest the racial disparities in the criminal justice system following the non-indictments of two white police officers who killed unarmed black men in Missouri and New York.  (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

The next time someone says 'all lives matter,' show them these 5 paragraphs