Bella Hadid, who is an American supermodel, was widely slammed. This came after she made a post on Instagram. Due to this, some people felt she had disrespected UAE and Saudi Arabia. Some even went as far as to call her a racist. But she is now apologizing for the same.
She posted an apology on Twitter-
Supermodel Bella Hadid apologised for disrespecting Saudi Arabia and UAE flags
What led to the controversy?
Bella Hadid had posted an image on Instagram that hurt her Middle East fans. In the image, her shoe is up against an airport’s window. But the thing that triggered controversy is the background. Beyond the 22-year-old’s shoes, one could see Saudi Arabia and UAE airplanes in the background.
Bella Hadid’s middle-eastern fans got upset as her foot was pointed to the flags of the Arab states. Clearly, this is disrespectful in Arab culture.
Moreover, the hurt fans even went on to ask brands like Dior to disassociate with her.