The Hadid sisters have been vocal about their views on the injustice and atrocities that natives in Ukraine and Palestine have been facing, as well as how the former have been getting far more attention than the latter on the global stage.
Standing up for the rights of the oppressed in both Ukraine and Palestine, Bella Hadid is now following in the footsteps of her sister Gigi, as well as fellow model Mica Argañaraz, and has announced that she will be donating all of her earnings from Fashion Week to those in need of “help, refuge and medical aide” on the ground in both countries.
Bella shared a video of the fashion shows she’s scheduled to walk in the upcoming week and shared that watching Ukrainian friends and colleagues work hard in times of the “brutal occupations and invasions” happening in their country has been a “very emotional and humbling experience” for her.
“To watch my Ukrainian friends and colleagues working hard here in Europe, so close but so far from their families/friends/homes in Ukraine who are experiencing one of many brutal occupations and invasions happening right now in the world is a very emotional and humbling experience for me,” read the caption.
She further added that since their work schedules require a prior commitment, she has been surrounded by admirable “strength and perseverance” of those away from families and shared that she stands with them in support.
“We rarely have control of our work schedules and this week has really shown me the strength and perseverance of the people around me who are going through pure terror. To hear their stories and emotions first-hand is devastating and I wholeheartedly stand with them in support. I stand alongside every person that has been affected by this war and the innocent people whose lives have been changed forever," the supermodel added.
Whilst announcing emotional support, she also promised financial support for those in need. “Taking after Mica and my amazing sister, I will be donating all of my earnings from this Fashion Week directly to organisations that are providing help, refuge and medical aid to those in need on the ground in Ukraine, as well as continuing to support our Palestinian people and land.”
To conclude, she relayed a message for her fans while quoting her sister Gigi's sentiment on the matter, writing, “Our eyes and hearts must be open to all human injustice. May we all see each other as brothers and sisters, beyond politics, beyond race, beyond religion. At the end of the day, innocent lives pay for the war, not leaders.”
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