Gigi Hadid Speaks Up About Being Manhandled And It's Badass AF

2016-09-29 00:01:16Z
Harriet Armstrong
Harriet Armstrong

Harriet is a Digital Content Producer for Scoopla.

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We all couldn't believe it when we saw the footage last week of one of the world's most recognised supermodels,Gigi Hadid be lifted up shockingly in the middle of the streets of Milan.

The confronting footage shows Gigi who was leaving a fashion show with sister Bella, being manhadled from behind by a man who decided to pick her up and drag her away. It was all recorded on video and definitely showed that no-one messes with Gigi as she rightly fired up at the man. 

She has spoken out about the ordeal, penning a personal and reflective letter on Lena Dunham's site Lenny Letter.

"When my mom first saw what had happened, she texted me the picture of me elbowing the guy and (among other messages of support) said, "Good girl." My mom has taught me the power of my instincts since I was a kid. She'd always be like, "OK. Pay attention to the people who make you feel uncomfortable. I want you to tap into that and be aware of it."

"It sounds cliché to say it, but in the moment, it wasn't heroic to me. It was just what I had to do. It's very touching to me that people see it that way. I know people are put in much worse situations every day and don't have the cameras around that provoke social-media support. I just want to use what happened to me to show that it's everyone's right, and it can be empowering, to be able to defend yourself."

We couldn't agree more and hope that everybody would defend themselves in a situation where they felt threatened. Supermodel or not!

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