Bella Hadid is an American model, influencer, and social media poster child for online Jew hatred; she is also the daughter of disgraced Jordanian real estate mogul and former “Antisemite of the Week” Mohamed Hadid. Like her father, Bella Hadid obsessively spreads false and dangerous disinformation about the Jewish people and nation to her nearly 66 million followers on social media.
In December 2017, Bella joined a protest in London that challenged then-President Donald Trump’s decision to move the U.S. Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. Many protesters at the event were caught chanting in Arabic: “Khaybar, Khaybar, oh Jews, the army of Muhammed is returning,” a slogan referring to the prophet Muhammed’s bloody ruling against Jewish tribes. “From the river to the sea, Palestine will be free” (a Hamas rallying cry for the elimination of the Jewish state) was also widely heard at the protest. Hadid later defended the protestors’ chanting on Instagram, stating: “The treatment of the Palestinian people is unfair, one-sided, and should not be tolerated. I stand with Palestine.”
Shortly after this protest, Bella began falsely labeling the Jewish state as “apartheid” and calling the Jews in Israel “a group of colonizers” who conduct ethnic cleansing of the Palestinians. She dismisses the fact that the Palestinian population has grown from 1.37 million in 1948 to 14 million today. If Israelis are partaking in the ethnic cleansing of Palestinians, they are doing a lousy job.
In May 2021, during a violent season in the Israeli/Palestinian conflict, Bella Hadid attended a pro-Palestinian rally-turned-riot in New York City with Waseem Awawdeh, who is charged with assaulting an innocent Orthodox Jewish man at the protest. Awawdeh and many others brutally beat Joey Borgen so badly he was taken to the hospital in serious condition. During the attack, Borgen was called a “filthy Jew.” Awawdeh said, “I’m going to f*cking kill you. Go back to Israel so Hamas can kill you.” Awawdeh was apprehended and upon arrest stated, “I would do it again.”
Bella Hadid never condemned Awawdeh’s antisemitic actions but instead took to social media once again to proclaim, “The way my heart feels…To be around this many beautiful, smart, respectful, loving, kind, and generous Palestinians all in one place…it feels whole! We are a rare breed!” StopAntisemitism was quickly able to link Awawdeh to Hadid with photographic evidence and she promptly deleted her photos and traces of him from her feed.
In July 2022, Hadid went on a tirade of sharing false information across social media claiming: “Israel was occupying Palestinian Land for 4000 years” and “Jesus was Palestinian.” In a separate Instagram post by Bella and her sister Gigi Hadid, they shared: “One cannot advocate for racial equality, LGBT and women’s rights, condemn corrupt and abusive regimes and other injustices yet choose to ignore the Palestinian oppression.” Israel is the only country in the Middle East where women’s rights are championed & LGBTQ+ rights are celebrated. Tel Aviv hosts one of the largest Pride parades in the world; whereas homosexuality is a death sentence under the Palestinian Authority (PLO).
This is not the only time Bella has spread misinformation to her millions of followers; Hadid posted an image claiming newly elected Prime Minister of Israel Neftali Bennett said, “I’ve killed lots of Arabs in my life, and there’s no problem with that.” and that the “former minister of justice for Israel was encouraging genocide against the Palestinians, specifically pregnant mothers.” Her ongoing antisemitic lies caused a petition of nearly 70,000 signatures to circulate calling for brands to drop Bella Hadid.
Shockingly, despite Bella Hadid’s antisemitic behavior being well known in the fashion and makeup world, this past week beauty brand Charlotte Tilbury announced Hadidwould be the new face of the company, angering thousands and thousands of the brand’s loyal fans.
StopAntisemitism needs YOUR help! Email Charlotte Tilsbury as well as her PR company stating you will not be purchasing her products until she drops any and all affiliations with antisemite Bella Hadid, and will advise friends and family to do the same!