Gigi Ha­did slams body shamers

Khaleej Times - City Times - - SKYFULL OF STARS -

GIGI HA­DID, AF­TER her ap­pear­ances at New York Fash­ion Week, has hit out at body shamers for com­ment­ing on her weight fluc­tu­a­tions.

Ha­did, who was di­ag­nosed with Hashimoto’s dis­ease – in which the im­mune sys­tem at­tacks the thy­roid – made her feel­ings known through a pas­sion­ate se­ries of tweets.

The 22-year-old wrote: “For those of you so de­ter­mined to come up with why my body has changed over the years, you may not know that when I started at 17, I was not yet di­ag­nosed with Hashimoto’s dis­ease; those of you who called me ‘too big for the in­dus­try’ were see­ing in­flam­ma­tion and water re­ten­tion due to that.

“Over the last few years, I’ve been prop­erly med­i­cated to help symp­toms in­clud­ing those, as well as ex­treme fa­tigue, me­tab­o­lism is­sues, body’s abil­ity to re­tain heat, etc... I was also part of a holis­tic med­i­cal trial that helped my thy­roid lev­els bal­ance out.”

Ha­did, how­ever, said her diet has re­mained the same through­out.

“I may be ‘too skinny’ for you, hon­estly this skinny isn’t what I want to be,” she wrote and con­cluded her state­ment with: “I will not fur­ther ex­plain the way my body looks... Stop putting me in that box just be­cause you don’t un­der­stand the way my body has ma­tured.”

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