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Gigi Hadid Explains The Reason For Confronting Her Body Shamers

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October 9, 2015

Last week Gigi Hadid shut down her body shamers by posting an inspirational message to Instagram. In her post, she wrote, “Yes, I have boobs. I have abs, I have a butt, I have thighs, but I’m not asking for special treatment. I’m fitting into sample sizes. Your mean comments don’t make me want to change my body.”

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Gigi spoke to Elle about her decision to confront her body shamers. “I said it in my post—that I am human and try not to read it all the time—but it does get to me,” she said. “I think that when you go through something like that, and you’re really almost letting it affect what you think of yourself—it was getting to a place where I was almost like ‘Should I be here?’ And I was like, ‘This isn’t okay. I shouldn’t be questioning doing my job because people are being mean on the Internet,’ so I just felt like I wasn’t scared to have a voice. Some people might think that it was maybe aggressive, but I just think that I was doing it because I want to stand up for myself. I think that I have the right to have a say because we all do on social media.”

“At first, it was for me to get it off my chest for myself, but I think that led to a lot of people realizing that you don’t have to be scared of the industry that you work for,” she continued. “I heard from everyone, from Victoria’s Secret Angels to plus size models, and I think that’s what really touched me. That’s what brought [me] to tears, was when I realized that it’s not only you know, people being called not good enough for the runway, but it’s people being called too fat, people being called anorexic when they’re not, that’s just how they were born, a skinny body type. I think people need to realize that their words mean something, and it does hurt. It doesn’t matter whether you’re a social figure. We all feel it.”

You go, Glen Coco!

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