Bella Hadid blasts Instagram for removing Palestine reference

Bella Hadid has accused Instagram of bullying after the photo-sharing site removed a picture of her Palestinian-born father Mohamed Hadid’s passport.Model Bella had added the snap to her Instagram Stories, with the words, “My baba and his birthplace of…

Bella Hadid has accused Instagram of bullying after the photo-sharing site removed a picture of her Palestinian-born father Mohamed Hadid’s passport.

Model Bella had added the snap to her Instagram Stories, with the words, “My baba and his birthplace of Palestine”.

Mohamed’s American passport states Palestine as his place of birth.

Later, she updated her 31.4 million followers that Instagram bosses had taken issue with the passport picture.

Sharing a screengrab of the post’s removal, which stated the reason for deleting was because it goes against community guidelines, Bella raged: “A message to me from @instagram… Instagram removed my story that only said ‘My baba And his birthplace of Palestine’ with a photograph of his American passport. @instagram exactly what part of me being proud of my fathers (sic) birth place of Palestine is ‘bullying, harassment , graphic, or sexual nudity?’ Are we not allowed to be Palestinian on Instagram? This, to me, is bullying. You can’t erase history by silencing people. It doesn’t work like that.”

She then reposted the original photo accompanied by a fresh declaration of pride, and asked if they wanted Mohamed to change his birthplace.

“I am proud to be Palestinian (red heart). Everyone should post where their mother and fathers were born today (sic)! Remind them how proud you are of where you come from!” the 23-year-old wrote.

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Yolanda Hadid makes runway return during Off-White fall 20 show

Yolanda Hadid made her runway return during the Off-White presentation on Thursday night.The Netherlands-born reality TV star worked as a model for 15 years before moving to Los Angeles in the mid-1990s and starting a family with her then-husband Moham…

Yolanda Hadid made her runway return during the Off-White presentation on Thursday night.

The Netherlands-born reality TV star worked as a model for 15 years before moving to Los Angeles in the mid-1990s and starting a family with her then-husband Mohamed Hadid.

While Yolanda is now often spotted in attendance at the fashion shows her daughters Gigi and Bella Hadid appear in, she couldn’t refuse an invitation from Off-White creative director Virgil Abloh to take to the catwalk alongside her oldest children as part of his fall/winter 2020 show in Paris.

Abloh told Vogue reporters backstage that he was excited by the idea of having a family involved in the spectacle, which was titled Slightly Off.

“I think, ‘What better sort of muse than not just one woman, but a family unit, the three of them, a family of models?’ I wanted to have that be the anchor of the show,” he said.

Bella opened the show wearing a deconstructed black jacket, long pleated skirt, and chain link necklace, while Gigi closed the spectacle in an avant-garde number comprised of a blue raincoat merged with an enormous white dress.

Yolanda, 56, took to the catwalk right in the middle, wearing a pair of black pencil trousers, a white blazer with black graffiti print, and black sunglasses.

And Bella was thrilled to have the opportunity to work alongside her mother.

“It was amazing to walk the runway with her. I think that the outfit he put her in was perfect. It was the most amazing feeling because she’s always been the one that kind of gave us tips, and I think today I was more nervous than her,” she added.

Elsewhere in the presentation, Abloh offered up slinky dresses with round cutouts, cow print fabric, utilitarian jumpsuits, and metallic gowns with off-the-shoulder necklines.

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Bella Hadid shares heartfelt tribute to ‘best friend’ Gigi on sister’s 24th birthday

Bella Hadid shared a heartfelt tribute to her sister Gigi as she marked her 24th birthday on Tuesday (23Apr19), calling her sibling her best friend “by blood and by choice”.The 22-year-old, also a hugely successful model, posted a series of throwback p…

Bella Hadid shared a heartfelt tribute to her sister Gigi as she marked her 24th birthday on Tuesday (23Apr19), calling her sibling her best friend “by blood and by choice”.

The 22-year-old, also a hugely successful model, posted a series of throwback pictures of herself and Gigi on Instagram, alongside a gushing message for the birthday girl.

“Happy birthday to my best friend by blood and by choice. I am so lucky. you are everything good my sweet sister,” she wrote. “Your empathy, love, loyalty and work ethic are some of the reasons you are so beyond loved by so many… Your creativity and energy to always go above and beyond surprises and excites me everyday!!!”

“I am so inspired by you and every single endeavour that you take,” she continued. “I will be by your side for every single one you take in the future!. I am your #1 fan forever and I can’t wait for forever of birthdays with you!!!!! I love you My little ball of sunshine @gigihadid.”

Bella joined her sister at a bash to celebrate her birthday at L’Avenue restaurant in midtown Manhattan on Monday night. The siblings wore co-ordinating denim looks for the party, with Gigi sporting a white crop top along with low-slung jeans and a matching jacket with chunky black boots, while Bella opted for a denim corset top, jeans and a shirt with tan boots.

It appears that denim was actually the theme for the event, with the pair’s mother Yolanda Hadid rocking up in a dark denim three-piece suit and father Mohamed Hadid wearing a brown leather jacket over his jeans and shirt.

Helena Christensen, Martha Hunt, Olivia Culpo and Ashley Graham were among the other famous faces to attend the star-studded bash. Taylor Swift also made an appearance, but shied away from the denim theme and opted to instead wear a floral dress under a red checked jacket.

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Gigi Hadid paid homage to parents’ heritage with Reebok line

Gigi Hadid paid a special tribute to her parents’ heritage with her new Reebok designs.The American model has joined forces with Reebok in 2016 as part of the label’s #PerfectNever initiative and last November (18), announced her first Reebok x Gigi …

Gigi Hadid paid a special tribute to her parents’ heritage with her new Reebok designs.

The American model has joined forces with Reebok in 2016 as part of the label’s #PerfectNever initiative and last November (18), announced her first Reebok x Gigi collection of sportswear.

Much of the range is based around a white, orange, blue and black colour scheme, with Gigi now explaining that the shades were specifically chosen because they reference her father Mohamed Hadid’s Palestinian background and her mother Yolanda Hadid’s Dutch heritage.

“I reinterpreted the American flag, the Dutch flag, and the Palestinian flag, which are my parents’ roots,” she said in an interview with InStyle.com. “And I incorporated those reimagined flags into the Reebok flags.”

Gigi’s collection also includes ‘90s-inspired T-shirts, leggings, bodysuits, parkas and trackpants. However, she is perhaps most excited about the new sneaker designs, known as the Aztrek Double, which are an update on the style first unveiled in 1993, and feature chunky white soles and colourful accents.

“It’s the dad shoe, but a lot of people are buying $1,000 dad shoes and can’t actually go to the gym in them. I’m making a dad shoe that can actually support your foot,” the 23-year-old smiled.

The Reebok x Gigi collection is now available to purchase, with items priced between $35 and $130 (£26 – £100).

Gigi unveiled the full line at a recent event in New York, where she invited some of her old high school volleyball coaches to attend and play in a fun game with students from the DREAM Charter School.

“Today, two of my high school volleyball coaches have come across the country to NYC to help me launch this first #REEBOKxGIGI collection with a day on the court,” she wrote on Instagram of the event. “This amazing collision of worlds is the epitome of what this collection means to me and I really hope you love wearing it in and out of the gym. It’s made for play !!!!!!!!!!!! (sic).”

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Gigi Hadid keen to break into Hollywood with acting role

Gigi Hadid is keen to give acting a try but is waiting for the right role to come her way.The model is one of the most in-demand names in the fashion industry at present, having landed campaigns for the likes of Max Mara, Stuart Weitzman, Fendi and Mos…

Gigi Hadid is keen to give acting a try but is waiting for the right role to come her way.

The model is one of the most in-demand names in the fashion industry at present, having landed campaigns for the likes of Max Mara, Stuart Weitzman, Fendi and Moschino, and was also unveiled as one of the stars of the 2019 Pirelli Calendar on Thursday (26Jul18).

While Gigi’s career is going from strength to strength, she has now shared that she is keen to act and gets sent scripts constantly.

“I get sent roles all the time – the model, the girlfriend,” she told The Times. “When I get something that’s the opposite of that, I’ll do it. I want to be smart and play characters that I’m really interested in. I’d rather do nothing than a random bunch of cameos.”

Gigi went on to explain that she is determined to continue expressing her personality through her projects and wants to breakdown misconceptions that she is simply a model.

In addition, she stated that while she comes from a wealthy background, having been raised in Los Angeles by her real estate mogul father Mohamed Hadid and former model mother Yolanda Hadid, she has been financially independent since becoming an adult.

“I’ve always had the guilt of privilege. It started in high school, and I was determined not to be defined by it, or by being pretty. I was a great volleyball player and I had great grades. That’s how I valued myself. It was always my parents’ money, and I was always going to get a job and live independently. I’ve paid my own bills since I was 18,” the 23-year-old insisted.

During the interview, Gigi also spoke about the less glamorous aspects of the modelling industry. The blonde star, who recently rekindled her relationship with singer Zayn Malik, admitted that she can get very lonely when travelling to modelling jobs by herself.

“Sometimes I’m around hundreds of people all day long. Then you go back to a hotel room and you’re alone in a country that you don’t know very well and in a time zone where you can’t call the people closest to you. It’s these times, when I feel alone, that I learn a lot about myself,” she added.

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Gigi Hadid responds to backlash after commenting on Israel-Palestine conflict

Gigi Hadid has vowed to keep her opinions to herself after comments she made about the Israel-Palestine conflict received an instant backlash online.The model, who has Palestinian heritage on her father Mohamed Hadid’s side, shared her thoughts on the …

Gigi Hadid has vowed to keep her opinions to herself after comments she made about the Israel-Palestine conflict received an instant backlash online.

The model, who has Palestinian heritage on her father Mohamed Hadid’s side, shared her thoughts on the recent violence in the Middle East, where 60 Palestinian protesters were killed in Gaza.

However, her comment that “greed” is fuelling the conflict and her call for a free Palestine, did not go down well with her legions of Twitter followers.

“Further & finally,” she began a tweet on Wednesday (16May18). “I’m just gunna start keeping my opinions to myself. social media is one of the most frustrating & twisted things. Don’t be surprised when your faves drop off, it’s a double-edged sword. Everything’s taken & read the wrong way bc (because) tweets can never show real depth (sic).”

She also clarified that she wasn’t calling Jewish people “greedy” in her initial message, when Israeli education organisation Stand With Us questioned her use of the word greed, asking if she thought “that Jews who want to live in their homeland in peace and defend against shooting and bombing attacks” were greedy.

“I didn’t call Jews greedy, but anyone who can’t look past their own ego will twist it that way. I’m saying coexistence (Palestinians & Israelis, as they once before lived…) is to not live in greed. That’s all I’d hope for. I don’t agree with the violence from either side,” the 23-year-old replied. “You’ll all see whatever side you want. My intent is never to further separate groups in hatred- I live my life loving everyone regardless of religion/race. So I will say again for the last time, I’m not anti-anyone. I am only pro-coexistence. That is all. #freepalestine.”

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