First She Was Called Fat, Now Gigi Hadid Gets Accused of Being Anorexic
When Gigi Hadid first started in the modeling industry, she was told, “you have to lose a lot of weight” in order to be a successful model. You see, the 21-year-old was a super-athletic volleyball player who “had crazy muscles and [ate] like a man,” and always embraced her curves. Eventually, the blonde was able to make a name for herself as a high-fashion model who did have curves, and people LOVED it. But lately, that started to change.
Over the course of the last year or so, fans noticed Zayn Malik’s boo has started to lose weight, and some even accused her of having an eating disorder, or purposely dropping pounds in order to be more accepted in the industry. Below is just a very small portion of the comments Gigi has been getting almost constantly for months and months on end:
@GiGiHadid why are you sooooo skinny now!!
— Caesarin Permata (@caesarin) August 18, 2016
— meowmeow (@00meowmeow00) July 15, 2016
@GiGiHadid got too skinny. It doesn't look good. Didn't she rant about not changing her body for the industry. Well..
— Harriet Bent (@giraffe98765) July 26, 2016
@GiGiHadid BITCH! DIE! ANOREXIC! STOLE FAM! IDIOT! VIXEN! SLUT! STREET WALKER! NO PROFESSIONAL! I HATE YOU WITH MY LIFE
— Marian Rosas ♡ (@maridjonas) April 14, 2014
– can't model
– too skinny
– attention seeker
– big eyes/lips
– ugly personality
— puddin (@pezlilo) June 19, 2016
— Casual (@freelylovati) July 5, 2016
— ELEONORA ARIAS (@ELEOARIAS) January 7, 2016
— Adam Gladu (@AdamGladu) May 17, 2016
— Dave (@DaelpixPhotos) August 8, 2015
Gigi hadid is getting way too skinny and she said she likes being voluptuous i miss her old body which is more curvy
— Rai-chu (@RaixKitty) July 19, 2016
The skinny-shaming got to be so bad that the supermodel finally had enough and sent an assertive-yet-eloquent response to one of the haters who said she was getting too skinny because she wanted “to fit in.”
“It’s called growing up. Bodies change as girls become women, just as my mom’s body changed at the same age,” she clapped back. “Having my body judged over the 4 teen-to-woman years has really shown me the human tendency to label and make uneducated judgement. Meanwhile… I loved my body as a 17 year old athlete and I love my body now.”
The blonde beauty confirmed that her body has changed due to different workouts, stress, etc, but she’s never “purposely” changed her physique.
“Your comment won’t get me down, but next time, please think about the young women who many read body-judgment comments and judge themselves as they see their bodies growing and therefor naturally changing, too.”
Skinny-shaming is a real problem and is something that’s just as awful as any other kind of body-shaming.
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