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Gigi Hadid is taking a stand after receiving negative comments about her body image on social media.
Hadid posted a photo to Instagram from the Tommy Hilfiger show, one of the many fashion shows she walked in during New York Fashion Week, and received a slew of negative comments about her body.
In response, she posted another photo to shut down the 2,697 comments left on the photo admitting that she’s ‘only human’ and let the negativity get to her. But luckily, it didn’t get to her for too long. She replied to the haters with, “Your mean comments don’t make me want to change my body, they don’t make me want to say no to the designers that ask me to be in their shows, and they definitely don’t change the designers opinions of me…If you don’t like it, don’t follow me, don’t watch me, cause I’m not going anywhere.”
Being the subject of scrutiny comes with the territory of being in the public eye, but it’s important to note that Gigi’s career is a direct result of her image.
Gigi wrote that she’s just doing her job, which is only existent because of her body and there’s no disputing that fact: “If I didn’t have the body I do, I wouldn’t have the career I do.”
Since vocalizing her defense, Gigi has been receiving support from other notable names in the industry like Tyra Banks and Ashley Graham. Graham is a plus-size supermodel who has been a major advocate for body diversity on the runway.
“Thank you @GiGiHadid for your love and realness on body love and acceptance. If you haven’t yet, look at Gigi’s IG post. It’s compelling,” Ashley wrote on Twitter.