Gigi Hadid secures Twitter account after social media page was broken into by hacker who posted a series of racist tweets
Gigi Hadid should start thinking of new passwords.
The 24-year-old star’s Twitter account on Friday was hacked, and the hacker flooded the feed with a series of racist tweets.
Among the shocking and racially-charged tweets included the phrase, ‘Yall n***** on some other s***,’ ‘I wish Germany won WWII’ and the statement ‘Hitler did nothing wrong.’
The latest: The Twitter account of Gigi Hadid, 24, was hacked on Friday and the hacker flooded the feed with a series of racist tweets
The A-list model subsequently took to Instagram to clear up any confusion, writing, ‘Hope it goes without saying … my Twitter was hacked.’
The hacker also posted a link to a separate account inviting followers to a ‘meet and greet,’ and got political with the message, ‘I’m voting for @realDonaldTrump best president ever. (The latter statement might have been a dead giveaway to those in the know, as Hadid has past been outspoken about her opposition to Trump’s immigration polices – including his efforts to institute a travel ban, and the policy calling for separating parents and their children at the border.)
Late Friday, Hadid’s Twitter account was all cleaned up, and the 5ft10 catwalk queen was appreciative of her followers not making any assumptions.
‘Secured my Twitter, folks. Thanks for rallying for me,’ she said. ‘Joke’s on the hacker … I don’t use Twitter DM’s.’
Hoax: The hacker posted a number of shocking and racially-charged tweets
Clearing things up: The A-list model subsequently took to Instagram to clear up any confusion, writing, ‘Hope it goes without saying … my Twitter was hacked’
All worked out: Hadid’s Twitter account was later cleaned up, and the 5ft10 catwalk queen was appreciative of her followers not making any assumptions
Aside from hacker hoaxes, the model has past been outspoken when entangled in controversial incidents linked to racism accusations.
In February of 2017, she was seen in an Instagram Stories clip pulling her eyes back while holding up a cookie in the shape of Buddha. She subsequently issued an apology over the post on the popular Chinese social networking site Weibo.
‘It hurts me to hurt anyone,’ she said. ‘I want you all to know that it was never my intent to offend anyone through my actions and I sincerely apologize to those who were hurt or felt let down by me.’
Gigi said she has the ‘utmost respect and love for the people of China’ and cherished her past visits there.
Past: Hadid apologized after a clip in February of 2017 when she was seen in an Instagram Stories clip squinting while holding up a cookie in the shape of Buddha
Clearing things up: In May of 2018, she issued an apology after some said her Vogue Italia cover, shot by fashion photographer Steven Klein, resembled blackface
In May of 2018, she issued an apology after some said her Vogue Italia cover, shot by fashion photographer Steven Klein, resembled blackface.
Gigi explained: ‘The bronzing and photoshop is a style that S Klein has done for many years and I believe was what was expected from the shoot (to show me in a different way creatively). BUT, although I understand what Vogue Italia’s intentions were, it was not executed correctly, and the concerns that have been brought up are valid.’
She told her fans ‘that things would have been different if my control of my situation was different,’ offering an apology over the misunderstanding.
‘Regardless, I want to apologize because my intention is never to diminish those concerns or take opportunities away from anyone else, and I hope this can be an example to other magazines and teams in the future.
The sister of celebs Bella and Anwar Hadid had a banner outing earlier this week as she made a splash at the Met Gala, donning a head-to-toe metallic catsuit from Michael Kors with a matching cap from designer Stephen Jones.