Yaaasss Gigi, thank you for saying what we were all thinking!
While social media has bought SO many good things to society (cat memes, our fave beauty gurus, #foodporn), negativity and trolling is the one thing that we wish social media was without.
Those in the limelight seem to be most scrutinized by bullies online, with celebs unfortunately being forever in the firing line of cruel comments over the internet.
In recent celeb drama, we saw Justin Bieber deactivated his Instagram account after he received a volume of online abuse after posting a pic of him and rumoured girlfriend, Sophia Richie.
The Saturday’s singer Frankie Bridge has also spoken out about her experience with online trolls, and has even admitted to being sent death threats (horrific), leading her to present the Channel 5 documentary entitled “Celeb Trolls: We’re Coming To Get You”.
Supermodel and all round IT girl Gigi Hadid has also been at the receiving end of online bullies, with many people shaming her because of her recent weight loss.
After posting a snap of the silhouette of herself in a bikini paired with a topical destination plastered behind her, we only had one word on our mind… GOALS.
However, some users commented that Gigi looked too skinny, to which she responded to in the best way…
She replied to one commenter saying, “it’s called growing up. Bodies change as girls become women… Having my body judged over the span of the 4 teen-to-woman years has really shown me the human tendency to label and make uneducated judgement… I still eat what I want, I’m still strong, I’m still healthy. Your comment won’t get me down, but next time please think about the young women who may read body-judgement comments and judge themselves [sic]”.
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We love Gigi’s down to earth and dignified reminder to body shamers that their comments may effect more people than they think, and that people should really try to be less judgmental and quick to label. Amen to that… kindness costs nothing!
By Catherine Delves