Runway model, Gigi Hadid has recently taken to social media application Twitter, to silence all online bullies who are body shaming her from her runway walks for New York Fashion Week.
Hadid (22) released a string of tweets late Sunday night, explaining the reasons behind her body weight fluctuating, and attributing this change to a recent body disorder.
For those of you so determined to come up w why my body has changed over the years, you may not know that when I started @ 17 I was not yet diagnosed w/Hashimoto’s disease; those of u who called me “too big for the industry” were seeing inflammation & water retention due to that.— Gigi Hadid (@GiGiHadid) February 11, 2018
Hadid is known for not releasing too much information regarding her private life (with the exception of her relationship with musician Zayn Malik, and sharing the same career as her sibling models Anwar and Bella Hadid), but decided to set the record straight when she sent her tweets to her fans.
Although stress & excessive travel can also affect the body, I have always eaten the same, my body just handles it differently now that my health is better. I may be “too skinny” for u, honestly this skinny isn’t what I want to be, but I feel healthier internally and (cont)— Gigi Hadid (@GiGiHadid) February 11, 2018
The runway model continued release her explanation regarding her body’s changes, as well as her reaction to her diagnosis, before requesting her fans and other online users to respect herself as well as other people, and sending out a final message regarding the power of social media.
I will not further explain the way my body looks, just as anyone, with a body type that doesnt suit ur “beauty” expectation, shouldnt have to. Not to judge others, but drugs are not my thing, stop putting me in that box just because u dont understand the way my body has matured.— Gigi Hadid (@GiGiHadid) February 11, 2018
Please, as social media users & human beings in general, learn to have more empathy for others and know that you never really know the whole story. Use your energy to lift those that you admire rather than be cruel to those u don’t.— Gigi Hadid (@GiGiHadid) February 11, 2018