As a widely beloved supermodel and a permanent member of Taylor Swift’s squad, you would think Gigi Hadid has the best life ever. But even a catwalk regular like Gigi has to deal with body shamers, as evidenced by her recent Instagram post from the Tommy Hilfiger show at New York Fashion Week.
We know what you’re thinking—who in their right mind thought it was their place to make negative comments about Gigi’s body in these photos? Well, that’s exactly what happened. And after fielding numerous out-of-line statements about her supposedly non-traditional-for-a-model figure, Gigi shut the haters down with this eloquent Instagram snap.
We LOVE that Gigi is not afraid to stand up for herself, but seriously, why are we even having this conversation? Just because Gigi is an internationally recognized model does not automatically make her or her body an open target that anyone can hurl insults at. She shouldn’t have to justify her modeling skills or the fact that she’s “fitting into the sample sizes.” We understand that much of the focus of her work is on her body, but it’s not the responsibility of others to assume ownership of that fact and run with it in such a destructive manner.
To reiterate Gigi’s plea to her followers, let’s get to a point where we don’t talk about things that bring others down, especially when it comes to making cruel and completely unnecessary remarks about women’s bodies.