And Bella Hadid strikes yet again, on Trump’s travel ban.
She is a well-known model, belongs to the Hadid clan of Gigi, Anwar and Yolanda, and wants to let you know she is a proud Muslim. Not long ago, when President Trump announced the controversial immigration travel ban targeting seven Muslim countries, thousands marched on the streets to protest against the executive order – including the Hadid Clan. Bella and Gigi (on the frontline), joined the No Ban No Wall protest in downtown New York, holding a handmade sign, “We are all humans”.
Following the protests, the model sisters have not shied away from sharing their opinions on this ridiculed topic. Bella Hadid told Elle.com, “We shouldn’t treat people as if they don’t deserve kindness just because of their ethnicities. It’s just not right. And that message — to be compassionate whenever possible — that’s so important to me.” As for Gigi, in Vogue Arabia’s first issue published in March, the cover girl mentioned about her Palestinian roots and how “it means the world to me to be on the first-ever cover(s) of @voguearabia.”
Now, a month later, Bella has once again opened up on this topic. Featured on Porter, she tells the magazine about how this topic hits close to home and that her father, Mohamed Hadid, “was a refugee when he first came to America. So [Trump’s immigration policy is] actually very close to home for my sister and brother and me.”
“He was always religious, and he always prayed with us,” Hadid speaks about her father in the candid interview. And while the world knows her as a supermodel, it is the first time the 20-year-old has confirmed about her faith and beliefs, and discussed about a subject close to her heart. “I am proud to be a Muslim.”