Gigi Hadid Responds To Backlash Over Telling Her Followers To Avoid Greece
By Hayden Brooks
August 15, 2019
After Gigi Hadid revealed that she and her friends were robbed while vacationing in Mykonos, Greece, the supermodel said she wouldn't recommend the travel destination and social media has not happy with the remark. Users claimed that she was defaming the country, knowing that one of its main sources of income falls on tourism, but Hadid wasn't having it with the backlash.
"Let me make this clear for everyone below who thinks I don’t deserve to have an opinion on my experience and warn people of this – I was robbed along with more than 30 houses that night, some to gunpoint. It was not possible to contact any form of law enforcement except through my local security who happened to have a contact," the 24-year-old star wrote in a lengthy comment on the Instagram post. "That is a privilege that most people traveling there wouldn’t have. If something happens while the police station is closed, there is nothing that can be done to protect yourself, and when the station does open, it doesn’t seem as though their training and resources are in line with keeping people safe or keeping up with the amount of crime that is happening on a nightly basis there (I am speaking of the island specifically only because it’s where I experienced this)."
Hadid went on admit that no one informed her of this before her trip and if she had known the crime rate was so high nor that there was enough infrastructure to project herself, she wouldn't have done in the first place. "So this is my opinion based on actual events and you not liking that isn’t my problem. Lastly, I work my ass off and never do a trip like this for myself and friends, so if I want to post pictures of the trip after being robbed, I will do so," she concluded her note.
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