Picture: FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/Getty Images
Picture: FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/Getty Images

A photo of Leonardo DiCaprio pictured in 1976 with his mother and father has been widely shared on Facebook, but not for the reason you'd hope.

The image, taken by Peter Fleming in January 1976, was posted by History in Pictures on Tuesday, in part to celebrate DiCaprio's recent Oscar win.

Baby Leonardo DiCaprio with his mom and dad, 1976.Follow us for more awesome history >> History In Pictures

Posted by History In Pictures on Tuesday, 1 March 2016

It's been shared 13,000 times and reacted to over 100,000 times, but most of the conversation seems to be revolving around his mother Irmelin's arm hair:

The Great Arm Hair Debate of Offence 2016 is apparently raging in the comments section of the Historical Pictures Facebook page. Welcome to the internet - drop everything and let your views be heard on this pressing topic.

Anyway. It's all immaterial now.

Well done on the achievements of your offspring, Irmelin and George, and yours in raising him. We hope your arm hair, and Leo's, is exactly as long as you want it to be.

Picture: ANGELA WEISS/AFP/Getty Images
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