Bella Hadid has recently responded to Ye’s, previously known as Kanye West, alleged anti-semitic social media posts that led to the rapper getting banned from Instagram and Twitter. He also came under scrutiny for his recent comments on Bella’s sister Gigi Hadid. On October 11, 2022, Bella Hadid took to Instagram and shared her thoughts on Ye’s behavior with her 55.7 million followers. Although she did not take the rapper’s name, it seemed to be an obvious response to his racist rant. Bella began the message by stating that she was not able to enjoy her birthday on October 9, 2022, because of his unacceptable behavior.
Bella Hadid’s post
Talking about Bella Hadid, she started her Instagram post this way, “To say that for the past two days it hasn’t been hard to celebrate my birthday or to not think of the things that have been posted on the street or said on public platforms I would be lying.” She further wrote, “To allow any form of Anti-Semitism to slip by as desensitized as the world has become, it would be a disservice to my friends, the families I have grown up with, the people I love and work with, myself, and even the Palestinian causes as a whole. Because what we stand for is NOT hatred or violence. I will continue to be a voice for the innocently targeted no matter who you are or where you come from.”
The model’s message to fans
Bella Hadid did not stop the post there and instead urged her fans to speak up against racism. Here is what she reportedly said, “There is a point where we all have to speak up. No matter what. If you feel something is wrong in your heart, speak up. There are people I love in this world, people that happen to be Jewish, that feel scared by the words that have been used. They feel targeted. They feel uneasy and they feel confused. There is generational trauma surfacing.” She continued, “If you see someone saying anything Anti-Semitic, or being hostile to anyone that may be different than them, call them out. If they are acting on hate, call them out. Every. Time. Let there be no room for that kind of behavior in this world. To separate us would be the biggest downfall of all. We need to stand together always.”
Kanye West has been currently embroiled in multiple controversies. He recently grabbed attention after having worn a controversial ‘White Lives Matter’ shirt to the Paris Fashion Week. He also wore the same shirt again during his daughter North West’s basketball game in the presence of his ex-wife Kim Kardashian.