The Palestinian American model spoke out on the matter

Gigi Hadid spoke out about some of the pressures of fame on social media this week. Posting on her Instagram account to her 43.8 million followers the 23-year-old star revealed that she is currently being “legally pursued” by a paparazzi photographer.


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The photographer allegedly took the model’s picture whilst she was out in public, which she said she found “uncredited on Twitter” and posted on her Instagram account. According to the model, the photographer has since taken legal action against Gigi for the repost.

“These people make money off us every day, legally stalking us day in, day out” she said, “It is not spoken about enough the mental/emotional toll that this kind of pressure has on people, days I (and countless others) have stayed inside because I don’t want my photo taken or to have that attention/suffocation while just trying to live as normally as possible.”

“If the person had just commented on my photo I would have been happy to tag and give you credit” Gigi continued.


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Other celebrities joined in, to report similar experiences in the comments. Gigi’s family friend, Kim Kardashian posted  “I was sued for hundreds of thousands for posting a picture of myself. I don’t understand how it’s right that they literally stalk us and taunt us and they are allowed to sue us for posting our own photo.” Many other celebrities also commented on the post, including Gigi’s sister, Bella Hadid, and close friend Kendall Jenner.

Here’s hoping the issue is quickly resolved!

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