So I heard that Bella Hadid had pissed off her Middle Eastern fans and I was curious as to why. I wondered what she could have done as a model to offend them and immediately pictured her posing in some kind of hijab/thong-bikini combo while dry humping on the Quran (Lindsay Lohan is probably doing that photo shoot as I type this). But that’s not what pissed people off. You see, Bella took a picture of her foot up against a window as she waited for a plane, but because of the flag on a plane and the position of her foot, it was considered highly disrespectful and people were OUTRAGED!
So People says that Bella Hadid started an international controversy when she posted this picture to her Instagram story:
Seems innocuous enough apart from the boot being kind of ugly, but maybe it’s the angle. What you don’t know is that there is so much going on in the photo. The planes in the background are from Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates–Bella’s foot is positioned showing the sole of her foot towards the flags on the planes. This is disrespectful in Arabic culture, and it sent people off. The hashtag #BellaHadidIsRacist was born. People were even calling for brands that work with her to drop her from their campaigns.
After Bella was called racist and dumb and became the newest target of cancel culture, she apologized for her shoe selfie of HATE.
She even posted to Twitter to drive the message home:
this was an honest mistake on an early morning… never, ever would I intentionally try to offend anyone like that. I am so sorry ..❤️
— Bella Hadid (@bellahadid) June 17, 2019
Nice try, Bella Hadid, but you’re CANCELED now that Twitter has spoken!!! And all over a shoe post that wasn’t even sponsored. Shameful.