Gigi Hadid hits back at body shamers

Gigi Hadid slams body shamers: 'I will not further explain the way my body looks'

Gigi Hadid slams body shamers: 'I will not further explain the way my body looks'

"I may be "too skinny" for u, honestly this skinny isn't what I want to be, but I feel healthier internally and still learning and growing with my body everyday, as everyone is", Hadid said. The 22-year-old model took to Twitter following a hectic day at NY fashion week, (after walking for Jeremy Scott and Bottega Veneta) to defend her physique following criticism of her "too skinny" frame.

Just to make it crystal clear that this is the last time she'll comment on her weight or engage with criticisms about her body, as she has every right not to do, Hadid tweeted out one final and strongly worded message. And alongside other body positivity advocates like Camila Mendes, Ashley Graham, and Demi Lovato, Gigi Hadid is also here to stand with you, and to stand against all body shamers. Her clap-backs date back to as early as 2015, when she opened up on Instagram about not having the same body type as other models in fashion shows.

She explained she has been "properly medicated" the past several years to manage the autoimmune condition which attacks her thyroid, and admits her figure isn't what she "wants it to be".

Hadid starts her tirade on Twitter by reminding her followers that she has been suffering from Hashimoto's disease for years.

Gigi's rant comes after she recently strutted her stuff down the catwalk at New York Fashion Week, stunning onlookers with bright pink hair, a zipped up pink crop top that exposed her midriff and a silver skirt.


One person wrote, "why does Gigi's body always look big one day and smaller the next?"

Hadid said she has maintained the same diet and her body has changed throughout the years because her "health is better".

Gigi went on to explain what Hashimoto's disease is and how it affects a person's size.

More importantly, this thread is evidence that critics can never truly know what kind of health concerns a person may be dealing with, and the way they present physically; it would behoove us all to judge a little less (and a little less quickly).

The model, who was born Jelena Noura Hadid, signed off by urging her fans "as social media users and human beings in general, learn to have more empathy for others and know that you never really know the whole story". Gigi also joined her sister Bella Hadid for Brandon Maxwell's show for the fall/winter 2018 collection. "Use your energy to lift those that you admire rather than be cruel to those u don't", she wrote.

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