Gigi Hadid Fires Back at Body-Shamers Who Call Her Too Skinny
When she first started in the modeling industry, the blonde was often called “too fat” to be successful because she had chubby cheeks and a curvy frame. As she got older, however, she started slimming out, which encouraged people to call her “too skinny” and “unhealthy.” Basically, she can’t win.
Gigi eventually revealed that she was diagnosed with Hashimoto’s disease and the weight loss was actually her body balancing out as she got healthier and healthier. So while she should not have to explain herself any further, she had to go on a bit of a rant yesterday because body-shamers were out in full force following Bottega Veneta’s NYFW show, which she closed.
“For those of you so determined to come up w why my body has changed over the years, you may not know that when I started @ 17 I was not yet diagnosed w/ Hashimoto’s disease; those of u who called me ‘too big for the industry’ were seeing inflammation & water retention due to that,” she tweeted yesterday. “Over the last few years I’ve been properly medicated to help symptoms including those, as well as extreme fatigue, metabolism issues, body’s ability to retain heat, etc … I was also part of a holistic medical trial that helped my thyroid levels balance out.”
Gigi continued, “Although stress & excessive travel can also affect the body, I have always eaten the same, my body just handles it differently now that my health is better. I may be ‘too skinny’ for u, honestly this skinny isn’t what I want to be, but I feel healthier internally and am still learning and growing with my body everyday, as everyone is. I will not further explain the way my body looks, just as anyone, with a body type that doesn’t suit ur ‘beauty’ expectation, shouldn’t have to.”
Some people have accused GH’s new svelte frame as a result of drug use, but she says that’s total BS, too.
“Not to judge others, but drugs are not my thing, stop putting me in that box just because u don’t understand the way my body has matured,” she fired. “Please, as social media users & human beings in general, learn to have more empathy for others and know that you never really know the whole story. Use your energy to lift those that you admire rather than be cruel to those u don’t.”
You tell ’em, Gigi!