Gigi Hadid recently tweeted a response to a right-wing activist and a former reporter, Laura Loomer after she tweeted a crude Islamophobic tweet criticizing two women for donning a hijab near the crime scene of the recent New York City terror attack which resulted in 8 deaths and 11 injured.
Gigi called the woman a ‘f**king moron’ for saying ‘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.’ with an accompanying photo.
— Laura Loomer (@LauraLoomer) 1 November 2017
The woman also continued with, ‘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.’
The 22-year-old did not hesitate to slam the woman with a blunt and harsh reply.
Laura, I hate to give you the attention, but I need to tell you- You’re a f**king moron. https://t.co/fCezijj2Ao
— Gigi Hadid (@GiGiHadid) 1 November 2017
Her tweet garnered about 50,000 retweets and 170,000 likes as well getting big media attention for her tweet. People applauded Gigi for calling out the reporter as seen below:
Right on @GiGiHadid Way to use your Voice. Be Loud. Be Strong. Be Womans
— Sightation?? (@sightation) 1 November 2017
I love you pic.twitter.com/H5SozZ3wuY
— Nancy Black ? (@xNancy_Elgendyx) 1 November 2017
— Aysha (@ModelAyshaMirza) 1 November 2017
Even activist and journalist, Noor Tagouri cheered the model for her action.
i freaking love you
— Noor Tagouri (@NTagouri) 1 November 2017
Gigi is a Muslim of Palestinian and Dutch descent and we all know how open she is about her faith and her heritage.
She’s also no stranger when it comes to voicing out and showing support for the Muslim community and immigrants as her father, Mohamed Hadid immigrated to the US from Israel and Syria.
Last January, both Gigi and Bella Hadid showed support at the rally against Donald Trump’s decision to proposed a travel ban for major Muslim countries, with a sign ‘We are all ‘H’indus, B’U’ddhists, ‘M’uslims, ‘A’ethists, Christia’N’s and Jew’S” – all six cap letters spelling out HUMANS.
The deadly NYC incident occurred last Tuesday, October 31st when the attacker, Sayfullo Habibullaevic Saipov, 29 rammed his pick-up truck into the bike path which killed 8 people and left 11 injured. He has been taken into custody after being shot by the police on site which he’s expected to survive. It was reported that a note was found in the suspect’s truck pledging allegiance to the Jihadist militant group, ISIS.