Bella Hadid è una delle modelle più ricercate al mondo e la ragazza “It” regnante dei circoli delle celebrità della Gen-Z. Per Elle, puoi trovare le sue passerelle calpestate per case di alta moda come Givenchy, Balenciaga, Moschino e altre, ma ha fatto notizia anche per il suo lavoro di attivismo. Bella – che è per metà palestinese da parte di suo padre, dalla parte di Mohamed Hadid – è diventata più audace nel rivolgersi ai social media per aumentare la consapevolezza dei diritti del popolo palestinese nel conflitto israelo-palestinese. Nel 2020, ha pubblicato una storia su Instagram del passaporto americano di Mohamed con la didascalia (tramite Persone), “My baba e il suo luogo di nascita della Palestina”. Quando il post è stato rimosso a causa di una violazione delle “linee guida della community su molestie o bullismo”, Bella è intervenuta, portando Instagram a scusarsi.
Bella Hadid claims her advocacy for Palestine has cost her
On August 15, Bella Hadid sat down with "The Rep" podcast, explaining her outspoken advocacy for Palestine has cost her career opportunities and relationships. "I had so many companies that stopped working with me," she admitted. "I have friends that completely dropped me ... even friends I had been having dinner with at their home on Friday nights, for seven years, like now just won't let me at their house anymore." For Hadid, who's positioned at the epicenter of the fashion world, it's a humbling awakening. The model has had to come to terms with the fact that if she'd started speaking out for Palestine earlier in her career, she might not be the established superstar she is today.
Still, despite describing feelings of "anxiety" about saying or doing the "right thing," Hadid stands by her choices. "I know my family enough, I know my own history enough. And that should be enough," she said on the podcast. Clearly, Hadid isn't slowing her roll when it comes to supporting Palestine. In a June Instagram post, she wrote, "Everyday I wish I could go back in time to when I was a child, so that I could start fighting for Palestine sooner." According to Page Six, celebs like The Weeknd, "Game of Thrones'" Lena Headey, and musician Roger Waters have also thrown their support behind Palestine.
For Hadid, supporting Palestine is a worthy cause, even if it's a costly one.