Bella Hadid says she’s unafraid to lose modeling jobs for Palestinian activism

“I would have loved to grow up and be with my dad every day and studying and really being able to practice [Islam], just in general being able to live in a Muslim culture,” Hadid said and added: “But I wasn’t given that.”

Famous supermodel Bella Hadid said she is not afraid to lose modeling jobs for her support to the Palestinian cause, as she said she realized she’s not “on this earth to be a model.”

Hadid, who is of Palestinian and Dutch descent, has been the target of a relentless slandering campaign for years.

Hadid opened up about her Muslim/Palestinian heritage in an interview with GQ magazine.

Noting that she felt like she was “extracted” from her roots after the divorce of her parents in 2000, Hadid said she felt like she was missing that part of herself, which made her “really, really sad and lonely.”

Bella Hadid is the daughter of Palestinian-American real-estate developer Mohammad Hadid and Dutch-born model Yolanda Hadid, 

“I would have loved to grow up and be with my dad every day and studying and really being able to practice [Islam], just in general being able to live in a Muslim culture,” Hadid said and added: “But I wasn’t given that.”

Fast forward to 2022, and Bella remains outspoken about the Israeli violence in Palestine.

“I’m so lucky and blessed that I’m in a position where I can speak out the way that I do. And really, the downfall is what? That I lose my job?” she asked.

“I had so many companies that stopped working with me. I realised that I’m not on this earth to be a model,” she says.

Hadid who is one of the most photographed and in-demand models of the moment, dominating the catwalks in New York and Europe, recently expressed in Rep podcast that her support for Palestine has resulted in some negative consequences for her.