Bella Hadid claims support for Palestine cost her ‘many’ jobs — Analysis
The supermodel said she will continue to stand for the Palestinian cause as she’s not “on this earth to be a model”
Bella Hadid is an American supermodel from Palestine. “many” jobs. Hadid stated to Noor Tagouri that the issue led companies not working with her. This was in response to her Rep podcast.
“I really do believe that if I started speaking about Palestine, when I was 20, I wouldn’t have gotten the recognition and the respect that I have now,”Hadid was 25 when she made the statement. Bella, along with her supermodel sister Gigi is known to be one of the strongest supporters of Palestine.
“I had so many companies stop working with me,”Tagouri was the only one to hear her tell Tagouri. She did not name any particular firms. In April, the supermodel claimed that Instagram shadowed her because of her Palestinian activism.
“When I write about Palestine, my posts are immediately blocked and nearly 1,000,000 fewer people see them,”She wrote the following at that time.
Hadid stated in an interview Tuesday with GQ that she is not afraid to lose her job and quit modeling altogether, if necessary, for her support of the Palestinian cause.
“I’m so lucky and blessed that I’m in a position where I can speak out the way that I do. What is the real downfall? That I lose my job?”She said. “I realized that I’m not on this earth to be a model,”Hadid was also included.
In March, Vogue Magazine edited out a line about Palestine from a piece about an Instagram post by Bella’s sister Gigi, where she compared the ongoing conflict in Ukraine to the suffering of Palestinians. The article was widely criticised on Instagram by people who accused it of being a forum for promoting a sexist agenda. “highly offensive” views. Vogue has removed any mentions of Palestine from its Instagram posts and in the article that followed the day.
A number of actors, such as Emma Watson and Mark Ruffalo who supported Palestinians had to later apologise amid anti-Semitism accusations.
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