Supermodel Gigi Hadid defended herself after being attacked again, this time by cyber bullies who don’t like Gigi’s body type. Some people don’t think Gigi’s body is right for high fashion, perhaps thinking more willowy girls are better to walk in European fashion shows.
Gigi replied strongly in her own defense, according to Us Weekly.
“Judgment on social media comes from people who, 99 percent of the time, have no idea what they’re talking about, but I’m a human, and I’m not going to lie, I did let the negativity get to me a little. I came to a realization that when one gets to this point, it’s important to rethink why you’re doing what you do. What your message is. What you have to say.”
Gigi Hadid defended herself quite well against those who think they have a right to insult and bully others online. Hadid spoke in the video below, saying nearly every body type and virtually every person gets bullied and body shamed sometimes, and some of those people are thanking her.
Gigi Hadid has what most people would consider a perfect body. She fits well within the super picky dimensions of a model. Gigi is five-foot-10 and weighs 128 pounds, her measurements are 35-25-35, and she wears a size four. Her bra size is 32-C, according to Healthy Celeb. If she is under fire for not fitting the mold for some people, then maybe it is time someone broke that impossible mold.
Gigi Hadid still concedes that she doesn’t have the same body type as the majority of models. She has a stronger, more athletic build. She also has a little extra strength in her walk. She looks powerful out there on the runway, and most women really like that she appears confident and empowered. Miss Hadid told Us Weekly she didn’t want to fit the mold.
“No, I don’t have the same body type as the other models in shows. No, I don’t think I’m the best at any given show… No, I’m not the first or the last model of my type in this industry. You can make up all the reasons you think I am where I am, but really, I’m a hard worker that’s confident in myself, one that came at a time where the fashion industry was ready for a change.”
Gigi Hadid defended her place in modeling. Gigi says she is representing her body type. Gigi is more relatable to average women and is a fine example of what women who keep themselves in shape with exercise actually look like, so why go with the model of weight management by means of starvation?
“I’m just doing my job. I represent a body image that wasn’t accepted in high-fashion before, and I’m very lucky to be supported by the designers, stylists, and editors that I am: ones that know this is fashion, it’s art; it can never stay the same.”
Gigi Hadid is one of the top supermodels in the world and represents a lot of different brands and designers on the runway, but some people don’t feel she deserves it.
Us Weekly quotes Gigi’s Instagram message to her detractors.
“Yes, I have boobs, I have abs, I have a butt, I have thighs, but I’m not asking for special treatment. 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 designer’s opinions of me.”
Gigi Hadid defended herself but is again saying what needs to be said and the vast majority of women applaud her. While Gigi may not be an example of what most women look like, she is a lot closer to the ideal of the average woman. Miss Hadid looks the way women want to look. Because she is not emaciated, but instead well proportioned. Why should all women have to fit into the same cookie cutter mold? That is what is wrong with fashion now. Women’s clothing doesn’t fit real women.
The average wears a size is a 16, but the average dress seems to be a size six. Fashion designers do not make a fashionable size 16. Clothing is either made for girls size 12 and under or for plus-sized women. This leaves a whole lot of women who can’t fit into a size nine but are completely lost in a plus-size outfit.
Gigi Hadid is also correct about the bullying. Large women are often treated badly, especially when they go to buy clothing. It is hard to imagine Gigi’s perfectly ideal body drawing criticism, but if she is under fire, then virtually anyone would be open to such a critique.
Nadia Aboulhosn, a legitimate plus-sized fashion model, told Us Weekly, she was often ignored while photographers flocked to thinner models. She felt left out.
“I don’t like playing the victim, but it’s hard to deny: Fashion Week sometimes made me feel like an outcast.”
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Gigi Hadid is the ambassador for Tommy Hilfiger, and that is one of the better brand names that actually sells plus sizes — not that Gigi is a plus size at all, but she is more relatable to larger women because she is obviously a stronger woman. Many women forced by their broader shoulders or a bigger bust into an oversized tent look to Gigi with hope.
Plus sizes are made for a woman with a larger girth, but that isn’t necessarily true of every woman who can’t wear a size nine or a size 12. Many women have wide hips and large breasts. Others may have broad shoulders and strong backs, and heaven help them if they have both. These are the women who wish someone in the fashion world would speak up for them, and Gigi came closer than most to at least starting a dialog.
Gigi Hadid has not specifically opened a dialog about clothing for women who aren’t fitting into the mold, but she is starting a conversation in a credible way that could eventually lead us away from impossible standards.
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