Global celebrity and supermodel Gigi Hadid, on Tuesday, asked the paparazzi and her fan clubs to blur the face of her daughter Khai from photographs “if and when she is caught on camera.”
Sharing an elaborate post on her social media, Gigi titled her request, “A letter from a Mamma.” In it, she emphasised how she wants Khai to see the world “without the stress of the media circus.”
Gigi's post read, "As our baby grows up, we have to realise that we can't protect her from everything. She loves seeing the world! On our most recent visits to New York, she has started to want her sun shade lifted up (something she is used to at home) and helps herself to it! She doesn't understand why she's covered in the city or what I've wanted to protect her from.”
Gigi asserted that she also wants Khai to see the “most amazing city” in the world, along with all its beautiful and diverse people, but “without the stress of the media circus that comes with parents who are public figures."
She added, "I know the laws change state to state, and I've seen some paparazzi photos of kids in NYC with their faces blurred. But from asking around, I believe that that comes down to the integrity of the photographer, publications or fans sharing the images. I write this all to say: to the Paparazzi, press, and beloved fan accounts, you know we have never intentionally shared our daughters face on social media. Our wish is that she can choose how to share herself with the world when she comes of age and that she can live as normal of a childhood as possible, without worrying about a public image that she has not chosen.”
Gigi reiterated that it would mean the world to her and father Zayn Malik if Khai’s face could be blurred when and if caught on camera. She concluded, “I know it's an extra effort but as a new mom, I just want the best for my baby. And I hope this can continue the conversation to protect minors in the media, even if they come from a public family.”
Gigi and Zayn welcomed Khai in September last year.
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