Gigi Hadid responds to backlash over her relationship with Zayn
Gigi Hadid and Taylor Swift don’t have to bond over their Joe Jonas connection any more. They can now talk about how ridiculous it is to defend their dating life to complete strangers on the Internet. Earlier today, Hadid responded to a hater on her Twitter feed who tried to shame her for her new relationship with Zayn Malik.
It started when the model tweeted “I mean…” with a picture of her singer-boyfriend. She got a response that said, “Practise how to walk properly instead of having a new bf every 2 weeks (sic)."
There are about a thousand different ways to respond to this hater, most of which aren’t nice but are definitely appropriate. But Hadid took a page from Swift’s book and remained calm and classy when she called this person out for their incorrect commentary on her love life. She said, "I've dated 3 guys in 3 yrs, hun. My walk can always get better; I hope the unrelated bitterness in ur heart can too."
It’s refreshing to see celebrities like Hadid and Swift stick up for themselves when it comes to their personal life. Not only should Hadid be allowed to mention how hot her boyfriend is, no matter how many she’s had before him. But more importantly, can we as a society stop correlating women’s dating past with their talents and intelligence? By showing her pride over who she has dated in the past and sticking up for her talents, Hadid sent a very powerful message to her 1.76 million followers (most of whom are girls).
She’s showing them it’s not OK to be hateful and demeaning to each other, which I think is a tremendous use of her platform.
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