Gigi Hadid

Gigi Hadid Won’t ‘Lose Hope’ After Election, But Will Fight

Gigi Hadid has been slammed for the comments she made about Donald Trump’s victory win on Election Day. Fans misconstrued her statement and confused her for supporting the Republican president-elect.

The 21-year-old model was asked by the Associated Press about Trump’s win. She managed to upset fans when she said that Americans should give Trump’s presidency “a chance,” as cited by Cosmopolitan.

“Donald has won and he’s going to be the president and, you know, honestly, as a country we have to give him a chance because that’s what our country voted for and that’s what we accept as citizens in this country. I think that we have to go into it with positivity, and we can’t lose heart or hope or have a feeling that we still can’t make a difference and that we still can’t help Trump make great decisions.”

Cosmopolitan claims that she didn’t reveal who she voted for, while Harper’s Bazaar reported that the blonde beauty admitted she voted for Clinton on Tuesday morning while she accompanied her sister, Bella Hadid, to the polls. She also shared support for Clinton on Twitter. Hadid, like many others, was shocked when she woke up to the news that Trump was the new president-elect.

Hadid ended up confusing fans and angered some who are still upset that a misogynistic and racist Trump has been elected as the next president of the United States. However, Hadid claims that she was only following in the footsteps of Clinton, who was extremely gracious and classy towards Trump in her concession speech after her surprising loss.

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Gigi Hadid doesn’t plan to “lose hope” just because Donald Trump won the election. [Image by Grant Lamos IV/Getty Images for Tommy Hilfiger]

“We must accept this result and look toward the future,” she said. “Donald Trump is going to be our president. We owe him an open mind and the chance to lead.”

But then, Hadid further confused her fans when she tweeted a link to a petition to remove the electoral college and make Clinton president. Maybe Hadid has since changed her mind and already wants Trump out of the White House before he even moves in.

In that same interview, Hadid addressed the lack of voter turn-out. Nearly 50 percent of the country didn’t vote this year.

“I think we hopefully can get it up in our next election and make sure that everyone’s voices are heard…I think it’s easier to accept the outcome when you know it’s truly what people want.”

Check out Hadid’s response to results below and let us know what you think on her thoughts.

Now, Hadid is focused on her next job: co-hosting the American Music Awards on Sunday, Nov. 20. She, alongside Saturday Night Live alum Jay Pharoah, will take their hosting gig to another level when they plan musical numbers and other surprises in store later that night. Hadid does not want to surprise or embarrass boyfriend Zayn Malik if he wins, according to her interview with Billboard.

“To be the winner’s girlfriend, you don’t want to embarrass them, but you also want to be super excited for them. I’m just going to try and not be the embarrassing girlfriend. That’s my goal,” she said.

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Gigi Hadid signs a petition to make Hillary Clinton president despite her recent statements. [Image by Vittorio Zunino Celotto/Getty Images]

When Hadid made an appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live! she revealed that she likes Malik’s solo music more than his songs with former boy band One Direction. Then, she proceeded to throw shade at the group by praising her famous boyfriend’s debut album, according to a report via Elite Daily.

“I grew up in a household that… my stepdad was a classical music producer – Andrea Bocelli, Josh Groban, so that was the music I was into. I think we can all name a One Direction song we love, but I love Zayn Malik solo a lot more.”

Check out her interview on Jimmy Kimmel Live! in the video below.

[Featured image by Larry Busacca/Getty Images Tommy Hilfiger]