In an Instagram post from March 8, Puerto Rican trap artist Bad Bunny photographed his manicured hands against a turquoise swimming pool, his fingernails painted in an iridescent hue.”By the way, how about my nails?” the caption playfully concludes in Spanish, followed by a blushing smiley face and a painting-nails emoji.
Cue 1 million-plus likes and more than 24,000 comments — most of them in Spanish — from his 15.9 million followers, ranging from the celebratory (“I love it!!!!!!!” “Bad Bunny is a whole MOOOOOD”) to the homophobic and disapproving (“[You’re] helping the youth distort their minds and go against what God has created.”)
All of this is standard for Bad Bunny. The 25-year-old, born Benito Antonio Martinez Ocasio, is known for provoking audiences in Latin America and beyond with his penchant for painted nails, bright colors, short-shorts and rose-tinted sunglasses.
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Bad Bunny champions a new masculinity through fashion https://t.co/aIwNB0OCfk
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