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Bella Hadid Apologizes For IG Post After Being Accused Of Disrespecting Arab Countries

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Bella Hadid Apologizes For IG Post After Being Accused Of Disrespecting Arab Countries

Bella Hadid Apologizes For IG Post After Being Accused Of Disrespecting Arab Countries

On Sunday, Bella Hadid posted a photo on her Instagram story of her shoe sitting against an airport window. The background showed three airplanes, two of which had the United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia flags. However, the angle of the photo made it seem like Hadid was kicking the flags with the sole of her foot, which apparently is “disrespectful in Arab culture.”

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Fans were so mad with the 22-year-old model they even created a hashtag #BellaHadidIsRacist and demanded brands like Calvin Klein and Dior to stop working with her. However, Hadid, who clearly meant no harm, issued an apology to her fans who were hurt by the photo post.

“I am posting this to clear up a few things that have been weighing on my heart,” Hadid whose father is Palestinian— said on Monday. “To begin, I would never want my posts or platform to be used for hate against anyone, especially those of my own beautiful & powerful heritage. I love and care so much about the Muslim and Arab side of my family, as well as my brothers and sisters throughout the world.” She added, “Not only do I have so much respect from the bottom of my heart, I have always tried to stand up for what I feel is right, especially regarding the great Middle East.”

In addition to that she also tweeted,

“This was an honest mistake on an early morning… never, ever would I intentionally try to offend anyone like that. I am so sorry.”

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