Gigi Hadid is a globally recognized supermodel who actively shares antisemitic libel against the Jewish people to her nearly 80 million followers on Instagram. Hadid is the daughter of failed real estate mogul and former Antisemite of the Week, Mohammed Hadid and older sister of Bella and Anwar Hadid. Her and her siblings have followed in their father’s footsteps of displaying disturbing antisemitic behavior, which landed Bella a place on this year’s Antisemite of the Week for her blood libel and incitement of violence against the Jewish people.
In May 2021, during heightened tensions between Israel and Hamas, Gigi Hadid placed blame on Israel for the conflict, overlooking Hamas’s role in violating a ceasefire with 4000+ rockets while also expressing genocidal intentions. Rather than condemning the attacks on innocent Israelis, she criticized Israel’s defensive actions. Hadid endorsed posts by her sister, Bella, asserting that Israel was engaging in apartheid and ethnic cleansing, while Gigi herself conveyed a message discouraging support for Israel based on issues such as LGBTQ+ rights, women’s rights, and racial equality. This stance led to Gigi, Bella, and singer Dua Lipa (also a previous Antisemite of the Week) being featured in a New York Times ad accusing them of promoting blood libel against the Jewish people.
In March 2022, amid the Ukrainian-Russian war, Gigi pledged to donate her earnings to aid those affected by the conflict in Ukraine and continued supporting those in Palestine. In a post the model stated, “I am pledging to donate my earnings…to aid those suffering from the war in Ukraine, as well as continuing to support those experiencing the same in Palestine.” This sparked criticism as it juxtaposed Israel’s defensive actions against terrorist threats with Russia’s aggressive expansion. In contrast to Putin’s approach of causing widespread destruction, Israel takes measures to minimize civilian casualties, opting for precise military strikes in its efforts to neutralize groups like Hamas, which pose a threat to its population.
In the wake of the terror massacre against the Israelis by Hamas on October 7, Gigi posted a series of stories to her Instagram — none of which condemned Hamas for their unspeakable violence against innocent Israelis. In a post a few days later, she shared, “There is nothing Jewish about the Israeli treatment of Palestinians.” This post drew criticism from the State of Israel’s Instagram, which stated, “Have you been sleeping this past week? Or are you just fine turning a blind eye to Jewish babies being butchered in their homes?” Several weeks later, Gigi insinuated more blood libel against the Jewish state.
Just last week, the model falsely accused Israel of being “the only country in the world that keeps children as prisoners of war.” She posted this following a ceasefire deal that brought the release of Israeli children and women held hostage by Hamas. As part of the ceasefire deal, Palestinian youth and women who were imprisoned for terrorism or security-related crimes and tried in court were freed in an exchange of three prisoners per Israeli. Hadid went on to falsely accuse Israel of “abduction, rape, humiliation, torture, murder of Palestinians years and years and years before October 7, 2023.” The Instagram story was deleted, and Gigi was forced to apologize for her comments. However, she made no mention of another Instagram story she posted accusing Israel of Palestinian organ harvesting. Her hateful rhetoric was spread by millions.
Enough is enough – email Gigi Hadid’s modeling agency, IMG, and demand they cut ties with her!