Gigi Hadid is very much proud to be Half-Palestinian. On Wed 23, Hadid took Instagram to share her message. The fashion model Gigi Hadid spent the evening with her close friends where Hadid took a photo of many hands covered with beautiful design with henna.
“Had the best night with some of my oldest friends last night. Feel so blessed to have a foundation of friendships that will bond us for the rest of our lives. The way we can all sit around and talk like the clock’s been turned back 10 years is the most beautiful and grounding feeling. It’s so important to be with the families that raised you and the friends that were raised with yours. So much love in my heart this holiday season !!!!!” Hadid wrote the caption.
Basically, the post was aimed to party with old friends, it seems that Hadid was concerned and applied defense to describe the reasons of wearing henna. (et online)
(& before you go all “cultural appropriation” in my comments, check out the last name. Hadid. Half Palestinian & proud of it). Hadid wrote in the caption.
The statement receives lots of reaction from fans and followers. Some of the Free Palestine movement supporters claims that Hadid had not spoken out about Palestine before. A commenter asked Hadid to prove that she is Palestinian by donating to Gaza Strip.
Hadid’s mother Yolanda Foster is a native of Netherland whereas her father Mohamed Hadid was the native of Israel. (Refinery29)
“Claim that Arab heritage! Provide us some representation and visibility.” A follower said.
“Instead of henna how about you actually do something for your people that are dying every day. Then you should be proud of it.” Another follower said.
Hadid is presently dating with the former member of the British pop boy band “One Direction,” Zayn Malik. Zayn posted an intimate picture with Hadid on Dec 20 2015.
Photo Source:Instagram/Gigi Hadid