This is mad.
Earlier today footage surfaced of model Gigi Hadid elbowing a fan in the face. People jumped to the wrong conclusion suggesting that she was “lashing out at the fan aggressively”.
What had happened was Gigi was leaving a show when a fan decided to completely pick her up off her feet and carry her.
— Nathalie Bellucci (@bellucci129) September 22, 2016
The model has taken to Twitter to clarify what happened and give out about some of the headlines used.
Rachel McGrath, a journalist, first shared a screenshot of a very sensational storyline about the model which read, “NOT MODEL BEHAVIOUR: Gigi Hadid aggressively lashes out and elbows fan in the FACE after he tried to pick her up.”
So Rachel instead suggested that the headline should read differently. She said on Twitter, “Alternative headline: GOOD FOR HER: Gigi Hadid Reacts In Totally Appropriate Way When Random Man Tried To Lift Her In The Street.”
Here is her Tweet:
Alternative headline – GOOD FOR HER: Gigi Hadid Reacts In Totally Appropriate Way When Random Man Tries To Lift Her In The Street pic.twitter.com/WTsbHcNt43
— Rachel McGrath (@RachelMcGrath) September 22, 2016
Gigi saw Rachel’s Tweet and thanked her for standing up for her and added in her own thoughts and comments on the matter saying:
“THANK YOU Rachel. To unknown article writer: fan?!!! The ACTUAL fans that were there can tell you what happened. I’m a HUMAN BEING”
“and had EVERY RIGHT to defend myself. How dare that idiot thinks he has the right to man-handle a complete stranger. He ran quick tho.”
Well said, Gigi and Rachel.
Here are Gigi’s tweets:
and had EVERY RIGHT to defend myself. How dare that idiot thinks he has the right to man-handle a complete stranger. He ran quick tho ????
— Gigi Hadid (@GiGiHadid) September 22, 2016