Gigi Hadid has a message for the paparazzi.
The 23-year-old model took to Instagram to reveal that a paparazzo is suing her after she posted one of his photos on her Instagram account – and wrote a very long statement regarding her privacy to go along with it.
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“Yesterday I heard from my management that I am being ‘legally pursued for my last (now deleted) Instagram post,” Gigi starts. “The photo is by a Paparazzi & is of me on the street outside an event last week.”
“These people make money off us everyday, LEGALLY stalking us day in and day out,” Gigi continues. “All this to say that it is not spoken about enough the mental/emotional toll that this kind of press has on people, days I (& countless others) have stayed inside because I just don’t want my photo taken.”
Gigi continues: “For someone to take a situation where I was trying to be open, and sue me for a photo I FOUND ON TWITTER (with no photographers name on the image), for a photo he has already been paid for by whatever outlet put it online (!!!), is absurd…if the person had just commented on my photo I would have been happy to tag and give credit.”
Gigi concludes her post by asking for more privacy and respect from the paparazzi.
“To the paparazzi, I understand that this is how you make your living and I respect that this is something I must accept with my job,” Gigi writes. But there is a line. We are human beings, and sometimes it a lot of courage to engage with you because of the resentment I feel for the negative parts of these experiences.”
You can read Gigi‘s full post in the gallery below.
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