Gigi Hadid Unleashes Her Fury Against Internet Bullies: “If You Don’t Like It, Don’t Follow Me”

Gigi Hadid at the 2015 MTV Video Music Awards on August 30.
Gigi Hadid at the 2015 MTV Video Music Awards on Aug. 30. Jason Merritt/Getty Images

Hi, haters! Gigi Hadid doesn't care what Internet bullies have to say about her body, and she posted a huge message on Instagram on Monday, Sept. 28 to prove it. 

Responding to commenters who called out her curvier physique, Hadid, 20, eloquently rose above the mean messages. "Judgement on social media comes from people who, 99 percent of the time, have no idea what they're talking about, but I'm a human, and I'm not going to lie, I did let the negativity get to me a little," the Maybelline brand ambassador said. "I came to a realization that when one gets to this point, it's important to rethink why you're doing what you do. What your message is. What you have to say."

Hadid, who has walked in New York, London, Milan, and Paris fashion weeks this month, admitted that she may not be as lithe as other models, but, but she simply doesn't care. "No, I don't have the same body type as the other models in shows. No, I don't think I'm the best at any given show… No, I'm not the first or the last model of my type in this industry. You can make up all the reasons you think I am where I am, but really, I'm a hard worker that's confident in myself, one that came at a time where the fashion industry was ready for a change. I'm just doing my job. I represent a body image that wasn't accepted in high-fashion before, and I'm very lucky to be supported by the designers, stylists, and editors that I am: ones that know this is fashion, it's art; it can never stay the same," she explained.

And, from now on, she's not going to let the negativity dictate her life. "Yes, I have boobs, I have abs, I have a butt, I have thighs, but I'm not asking for special treatment. Your mean comments don't make me want to change my body, they don't make me want to say no to the designers that ask me to be in their shows, and they definitely don't change the designers opinions of me," the runway model, who walked in Diane von Furstenberg, Michael Kors, Tommy Hilfiger, Anna Sui, and many more shows during New York Fashion Week in September, said. "If they want me in their show, I'm in it; if they don't, I'm not. That's just how it is and how it will be. If you don't like it, don't follow me, don't watch me, cause I'm not going anywhere."

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