After Tuesday's terror attack in New York City, which injured dozens of people and left eight dead, Gigi Hadid has responded to an Islamophobic tweet made by investigative journalist Laura Loomer. On Wednesday, Loomer commented on the aftermath of the attack by sharing an image of women wearing hijabs and wrote, "Muslims are out in full force at the scene of the NYC #ISIS attack today rubbing it in everyone's face. Aimlessly walking around in hijabs."
Loomer didn't stop there and continued to tweet, "You'd think they'd have the decency to not walk around in hijabs @ cross street of the attack. But they don't. I bet they're loving this."
Hadid, understandably, wasn't happy with Loomer's remarks and let her have it. The model tweeted, "Laura, I hate to give you the attention, but I need to tell you- You're a f**king moron." Loomer retweeted the model's reply and also replied back by writing, "Every verified liberal in Hollywood & MSM is tweeting at me today. I guess I really pissed them off! . It's not like I killed 8 ppl..." Hadid responded, "alas.. your RT only proves your classless desperation to spread hate for attention.."
The way the 22-year-old model handled this situation is pleasing her fans. Many have taken to Twitter to praise her. One person tweeted, "Now i get it why @zaynmalik loves you so much. Love you both [yellow heart emoji]." Another individual wrote, "thank you so much for taking a stand. this is really important. celebs need to use their platform and speak up. thank you Gigi." And someone else posted, "Thank you gigi for telling her this. We need more people who don't harbor hatred towards ppl who are innocent." Furthermore, one of her other fans simply called her a "legend," whereas someone else replied, "ALL HAIL GIGI."
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Hadid has never publicly discussed her religion, but the same can't be said for her sister, fellow model Bella Hadid. In April, she opened up to Porter magazine (via The Independent) about practicing Islam as a Muslim and her father, Mohamed Hadid, who is of Palestinian descent. "He was always religious, and he always prayed with us," she said, before adding, "I am proud to be a Muslim."
Plus, Hadid's boyfriend, Zayn Malik, is half-Pakistani and has also openly talked about his experience with Islam and background. While chatting with The London Evening Standard in June, he said, "I take a great sense of pride — and responsibility — in knowing that I am the first of my kind, from my background," he said. "I’m not currently practicing but I was raised in the Islamic faith, so it will always be with me, and I identify a lot with the culture. But I’m just me. I don’t want to be defined by my religion or my cultural background."
As for Hadid herself, she has been very vocal about the refugee ban Donald Trump announced in January. Hadid and her sister also marched in protest against the ban. They both held up a sign that read, "We are all Hindus, Buddhists, Muslims, Atheists, Christians, Jews," with specific letters highlighted to spell out the word "humans."
While chatting with Porter magazine, Bella commented on their protest march and explained why they did it. She said, "My dad was a refugee when he first came to America, so it’s actually very close to home for my sister and brother and me."
As of Oct. 17, according to The New York Times, a third version of the travel ban was blocked by a federal judge in Hawaii.
When it comes to hate against Muslims, Hadid — along with her sister — isn't going to stand for it, especially when it hits so close to home.