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The Disgusting Reason Why Gigi Hadid Was Covered Up at Tommy Hilfiger Show

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Gigi Hadid cannot seem to win. One minute she’s called fat, the next minute she’s called anorexic — it’s like the public is hellbent on body-shaming her. And, apparently, the public includes the casting director for Tommy Hilfiger.

Although the 21-year-old supermodel is a Tommy Hilfiger ambassador and collaborator, she was not always well-received by everyone at the company. Tommy told Yahoo Style, “Our casting director said, ‘She doesn’t really fit because you know she’s not quite as tall as the other girls, she’s not quite as thin.”

While that didn’t keep her off of the brand’s February 2015 runway, she was far from dressed like the rest of the models in the show. “They put a red, white and blue poncho on her,” Tommy admitted. “It covered a lot of her body, unfortunately.” The bright spot: “It received millions of hits. So I said, you know, why don’t we ask her to design a line with us? ‘Gigi, come design this with me, we’ll do a Gigi x Tommy couture line.'”

Thus, the creation of her recent collection.

But, before you go claiming Tommy Hilfiger himself doesn’t like Gigi’s body, let him clarify: In a follow-up interview with Page Six, he explained. “The casting people put Gigi in the poncho, and I was not happy. I was saying, ‘Don’t hide her body.’ Even though the poncho ended up being the best-selling piece, I was very unhappy. The suggestion that I thought she wasn’t thin enough upsets me to no end. Gigi is the epitome of perfection.

Gigi is an “All-American girl next door with an exotic twist to her look,” he added.
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Gigi Hadid simply can’t win — she’s accused of being too skinny AND too fat, like all these stars:

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