The Greek economy is still recovering from their 2007/8 government debt crisis but that’s nothing compared to the stinging blow the country just received in the form of a devastating clap back from Gigi Hadid. Last week, after Gigi’s Mykonos vacation villa was burgled, she posted a snap on Instagram claiming she was robbed (she wasn’t, she was burgled) that she’ll never return (“efcharistó”: The people of Greece), and recommended that people spend their money elsewhere. Naturally, many took issue with Gigi’s proclamation. But many be damned!
Gigi came back swinging and posted a clarification so illuminating, so righteous and so, so long, that the people of Greece are probably drawing up a proclamation as we speak to completely overhaul their entire political, economic, and social systems so that nothing as devastating as having some burglar sift through your dirty thongs while you’re out making more dirty thongs at the club, ever happens to another model ever again.
Hadid responded to the backlash in a comment on Tuesday, August 13, explaining that she had been “robbed along with more than 30 houses that night, some to gunpoint.” After the incident, the model claimed that she was unable to contact the Mykonos police except through her personal security. Hadid also accused the local authorities of not having the “training and resources” necessary to deal with the “amount of crime” that happens there.
I have no doubt that thieves are thriving on Mykonos and plump and juicy luxury estates are probably easy pickings. That’s why I wear all my luxury goods on my person at all times when visiting others countries. I’ll seriously go out to the club at night wearing 5, 6 pairs of Gucci sunnies stacked on top of each other. You can’t trust anyone these days, especially the police. Because as Gigi notes:
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).”
To be fair, the Mayor of Mykonos agrees with her. According to Ekathimerini (7/2919) :
The mayor of Mykonos has appealed for more police officers to be dispatched to the upscale Greek holiday island, where, he says, the local force is too small to deal with the pressure of increased tourism and crime over the peak summer period.
In a July 26 letter marked “urgent,” Mayor Dimitris Tzanos warned new Citizens’ Protection Minister Michalis Chrysochoidis that the island’s police force is “tragically understaffed” and unable to respond to a spike in thefts, burglaries and drug-related offenses, but also in violence.
Good thing Gigi had access to private security. Now, if only Gigi had access to common sense too, she might be able to put her plight into perspective. Gigi finished up her rant by responding to criticism she received for continuing to post her vacation pics after she was burgled saying “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”. And do so she did! Even going so far as to dub the island “Gíkonos”.
And just to prove she’s not afraid of scary, lawless places, when she returned to New York, she went on another date with that Bachelorette guy Tyler Cameron to a seedy dive bar owned by Justin Theroux called Ray’s. Talk about taking risks!