Gigi Hadid Shuts Down the Body Police
Plus how her body dealt with her Hashimoto’s Disease diagnosisBy Jacque De Borja
February 13, 2018 at 9:00 am

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Right smack in the middle of NYFW, Gigi Hadid candidly shut down body shamers in a series of tweets. She also opened up about her struggle with a chronic lymphocytic illness called Hashimoto’s Disease, some of her symptoms are extreme fatigue, unexplained weight gain, puffy face, and more.

As an industry trying to understand different body shapes and sizes, there are still a lot that’s very primitive. Good thing Gigi did not stop even when she was criticized harshly or else we wouldn’t have this outspoken, badass woman as well as her great makeup and fashion collaborations.

Currently, Gigi said she’s the healthiest she’s ever been as she continues to work with her disease. She also said that she was part of a holistic medical trial to help balance out her thyroid levels.

Gigi also wasn’t afraid to call out rumors that she might be taking drugs in order to lose the weight. “I will not further explain the way my body looks, just as anyone, with a  body type that doesn’t suit your ‘beauty’ expectation, shouldn’t have to.”

And the best part, she talked about empathy and how people should just use their energy to uplift others rather than bring them down. Word!

[Refinery29]

Photo courtesy of Gigi Hadid’s Instagram account

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