June 24, 2015

Dear Gigi Hadid

Dear Gigi Hadid,

stop saying stupid shit about your 'double chin' please.

"When you love a photo but then you have a double chin," this is what you wrote on Instagram, according to CBS Entertainment Tonight and eonline.com I don't know how many followers you have on Instagram but I'm guessing many many young girls are among your followers. You're young too; young people are allowed to say stupid things; it's their prerogative.Under normal circumstances, you'd be given a break too  but since you're a role model, I feel you have to be a bit smarter than your peers. You have an obligation to your followers, the impressionable followers.

You don't have a double chin. You're a beautiful young lady (btw, in 20 or 30 years and you look back on this particular photo, you'll see how silly you were. I know I did)  Problem is, you have to see it now. Because it's up to people like you - in the spotlight - who can help put an end to the ridiculous pressure (mostly) women and young girls are under: to look 'good' ie skinny and eternally young with absolutely no flaws. You don't help anyone's self-esteem by being self-deprecating and making fun of your double-chin. Because you don't have a double chin. Not in any way, shape or form. Seriously.  

I'd like to remark that I totally get the insignificance of one single post and the malheur of having one single post blown out of proportion. But that's the way it is when you engage on Social Media. You should know that because you've grown up with it. So instead of mocking yourself for having a 'double chin', why don't you just remind your followers how lucky you are to have so many fans? And maybe point out the tricks of the trade once in a while.


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