Gigi & Bella Hadid Protest Donald Trump's Refugee Ban By Spelling Out A Powerful Message — VIDEO
Some celebrities will not be silenced nor will they sit back when it comes to recent controversial changes happening in our country. For example, on Sunday in New York City, Gigi and Bella Hadid protested Donald Trump's refugee ban, which temporarily bans entry to the United States for refugees and immigrants from seven Muslim-majority countries. Alongside thousands of protesters across the Big Apple, the Hadid sisters marched and shouted, "No hate, no fear, refugees are welcome here."
As powerful as it was to see the models walking the streets, what made their protest even more important was the sign both Gigi and Bella were seen holding. It read: "We are all Hindus, Buddhists, Muslims, Atheists, Christians, Jews," with specific letters highlighted to spell out the word "humans."
It's unclear if they made the sign themselves, but based on a video tweeted Sunday by Gigi Hadid News, both Bella and Gigi are seen joining an anonymous man who is holding the sign and then they begin holding it alongside him. There are several other pictures of the sisters with the sign and the guy, so it seems likely that they know him. Whatever the case, they clearly believe in the sign's message, because both Gigi and Bella also shared Instagrams of themselves with it.
Seeing as Gigi and Bella's father, Mohamed Hadid, is Jordanian-American and Muslim (per People) and Gigi's boyfriend, singer Zayn Malik, is Muslim, Trump's ban hits close to home for them. To be clear, Gigi and Bella haven't said their father and Malik were the reason they were marching, but there's a chance they both had an impact.
One particular person who is beyond proud of Gigi and Bella is their mother, former Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star Yolanda Hadid. Not only did she share a photo of her daughters holding the attention-getting sign, but she wrote, "That's right, we are one..... Open to all religion, all races and all countries #America #LoveTrumpsHate#WeAreHuman."
It's obvious that Gigi and Bella aren't afraid to let their voices be heard when it comes to ensuring the U.S. remains inclusive.