Gigi Hadid Fires Back After Backlash Over What She Wrote About Greece
Earlier this month, Gigi Hadid revealed that she was robbed while vacationing on the Greek island of Mykonos.
As a caution to her fans, Gigi posted, “PS(A). Don’t let insta fool u. Got robbed. Never going back lol. Wouldn’t recommend. Spend your money elsewhere.”
Many did not like Gigi Hadid‘s remark, including one who responded back, “This is very rude to Greece and Greek people! One of the main sources of income of Greece is its tourism and you’re literally defaming the country. Millions of people visit Mykonos yearly. Just because it happened to you, it doesn’t mean it happens to everyone. Have you ever seen the crimes and killings that happen in your country? Let alone the mass shootings? Please! What does that mean, that no one should visit the US?”
Many also found fault with Hadid for continuing to publish photographs from her Greek holiday, regardless of her poor reviews of the country.
“Let me get this straight, you’re blaming the whole of Mykonos because you were robbed and in retaliation you’re trying to impact their tourism and economy by telling people not go to there? And all of this is done with a bikini pic? Okay girl,” one person commented.
Another wrote, “People get robbed in NYC too; is she never going there either?”
Well, on Tuesday (August 14), Gigi decided to respond directly to the backlash.
“Let me make this clear for everyone below who thinks I don’t deserve to have an opinion on my experience and warn people of this – I was robbed along with more than 30 houses that night, some to gunpoint. It was not possible to contact any form of law enforcement except through my local security who happened to have a contact. That is a privilege that most people traveling there wouldn’t have. If something happens while the police station is closed, there is nothing that can be done to protect yourself, and when the station does open, it doesn’t seem as though their training and resources are in line with keeping people safe or keeping up with the amount of crime that is happening on a nightly basis there (I am speaking of the island specifically only because it’s where I experienced this),” Gigi began her comment on his secondary Instagram page.
Gigi continued, “This is not information that is shared with people before they go. If I’d known it happened so much and there was not enough infrastructure to protect myself I wouldn’t have gone. So this is my opinion based on actual events and you not liking that isn’t my problem. Lastly, I work my ass off and never do a trip like this for myself and friends, so if I want to post pictures of the trip after being robbed, I will do so.”