New ad for shaving company casually features a transgender man

A trans man in the Harry's shaving ad

Harry’s Shaving Company, known for its subscription service of shaving products, casually committed to transgender representation in its latest ad video.

The company’s latest video is all about having a choice. Titled Shave, or Don’t, the video goes through reasons for men to choose to shave, or not shave.

‘Back in the day,’ the video begins. ‘Men couldn’t always shave. Back in another day, men had to shave. Somewhere in between is a very nice thing: a choice.’

The voiceover lists the various reasons, and when it says ‘you can shave to feel like you’, a trans man is seen looking into a bathroom mirror putting lotion on a freshly shaved face. His top surgery scars are clearly visible.

This ad comes after the much-discussed Gillette ad, which tackled toxic masculinity.

Gillette’s video challenged men ‘to do more’ and portrayed a diverse lineup of men. Many praised the video for its progressive stance, but many others also criticized it (though they were smacked down by Gus Kenworthy).

Representation matters in all forms

A 2016 study from the Williams Institute at UCLA found that around 0.6% of Americans identify as transgender. This equates to roughly 1.4 million people of the US population.

When people discuss representation, it extends beyond movies and television and books. Seeing oneself in something as commonplace as a commercial can be taken for granted, but this type of universal representation is a big step for transgender people.

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Maluma cries as he hears Madonna duet on radio – watch cute moment here

Maluma | Photo: Sony Music

Maluma has shared a cute video of himself crying as he hears his new Madonna duet Medellín for the first time.

The Columbian superstar shared the sweet clip yesterday: the mid-tempo number has been hailed as one of Madonna’s best comeback tracks since the 90s.

‘It’s good to dream

‘Impossible to contain the tears and the emotion after hearing this…’ said Maluma, known for hits like HP and Bella, in a caption.

‘They do not know my happiness and what this represents for my LIFE! #Medellin available on all digital platforms @madonna IT’S GOOD TO DREAM … I TOLD YOU!x’

Madonna replied to the video: ‘Thank you Madame X’, a reference to her new character for her latest album era.

‘A spy in the house of love’

Teasing Madame X, Madonna recently said in a statement: ‘Lisbon is where my record was born. I found my tribe there and a magical world of incredible musicians that reinforced my belief that music across the world is truly all connected and is the soul of the universe.’

She furthermore described Madame X as: ‘a dancer. A professor. A head of state. A housekeeper. An equestrian. A prisoner. A student. A mother. A child. A teacher. A nun. A singer. A saint. A whore. A spy in the house of love.’

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Rylan ‘thrilled to be joining Team Strictly’

Rylan | Photo: BBC

TV personality Rylan Clark-Neal says he’s ‘thrilled to be joining Team strictly’ after being announced as a presenter on spin-off show It Takes Two.

The former X Factor and Celebrity Big Brother contestant will present the BBC2 show alongside Zoe Ball.

Rylan’s other presenting gigs have included Big Brother’s Bit on the Side and This Morning. He also acted in the movie version of iconic BBC1 sitcom Absolutely Fabulous.

‘Thanks for trusting me’

Confirming the news on Instagram, Rylan said: ‘Surprise. So excited to finally say I’m thrilled to be joining Team @bbcstrictly and can’t wait to get my big old teeth stuck into hosting #ItTakesTwo alongside the gorgeous @zoetheball.’

He furthermore added ‘Thanks for trusting me with another one of your babies! Can’t wait to get going!’

The star is the husband of Big Brother star Dan Neal and stepdad to 17-year-old Cameron. In January, the son of Rylan’s co-host Zoe came out publicly as bisexual.

Woody Cook revealed his sexuality in an interview with Boys By Girls magazine.

He told the publication: ‘I’m bisexual. I’m a bit of a free thinker.’

He furthermore added: I don’t care what gender someone is. I’m quite laid back about most things in life, including my sexual orientation. ‘

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