Gigi Hadid Slammed A Photographer Who Threatened To Sue Her

Diply 19 Oct 2018

Being a supermodel is everyone's dream, right? I mean, I know it is for me. But at a sturdy 5'3", I know such a destiny is not in the cards for me, which is why I love living vicariously through the goddess that is Gigi Hadid, who rocks our world every single day on her social media.

Her Instagram has over 40 million followers. Can you imagine the pressure?

Instagram | @gigihadid

Naturally, Gigi has to keep her Insta content fresh and aesthetic for her fans, which is why she posted a paparazzi-taken pic of her earlier this week.

It has since been deleted, but we can safely assume it was fire.

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Last night, Gigi interrupted her normal social media programming to post this text box to her fans, 

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Hadid claims she is being "legally pursued" for her last Instagram post, which was a photo of her that she posed for at a press event.

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Gigi went on to defend celebrity fan accounts and fellow Hollywood stars, citing the emotional and mental toll this type of paparazzi attention causes.

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"Most importantly, demanding money from young fans (who post pictures you stalk us to get!! & photos that have already been paid for and distributed)...is just wrong."

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This isn't the first time a celebrity has called out the hella whack laws regarding paparazzi photos of themselves. 

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Ariel Winter also took to Instagram a while back to share this paparazzi photo of herself that Instagram had previously taken down.

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Gigi's post immediately sent shock waves throughout the internet, with comments of support being posted by fellow Hollywood A-listers. 

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Celebrity supporters included fellow models and/or actresses Candice Swanepoel, Kylie Jenner, Ruby Rose, Olivia Culpo, and Emily Ratajkowski.

Sooooooo...squad goals or nah???

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Like, can you imagine not owning the rights to pictures of YOURSELF?

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It's like when someone won't delete a terrible picture of you that they posted on Facebook, but like, a million times worse.

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Naturally, the people just lurve to complain, so Gigi was hit with some backlash on her post.

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Not really fair that becoming a supermodel means giving up the rights to your own face, but kk.

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Fortunately, Doniya Malik (aka Zayn Malik's sister, aka Gigi's possible future sister-in-law) stepped in to spill the true tea.

Twitter | @zaynstaurus

I mean, wouldn't you be pissed if you couldn't post gorgeous pics of yourself, too?!

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Photography IS a beautiful art, but you know what's not beautiful art? Taking a million pics of someone right after they finish a sweaty hot yoga session.

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Or while doing the walk of FAME.

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Supermodel Coco Rocha also helped explain this drama to a few plebs in the comments.

Instagram | @gigihadid

I love the idea of celebrities and their paparazzi collaborating together. Who doesn't love a good collab?!

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Having a strong voice on social media often comes with a backlash and can become too overwhelming!

Twitter | @Efi_Iliop

Gigi defending her fans and their accounts really touched a lot of people!

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This is the face of a woman who doesn't care if you stare or tell her she's overreacting.

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Like, just imagine you're the one being photographed every time you leave your front door — what a nightmare!

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This is not the cute kind of paparazzi Lady Gaga once sang about.

Twitter | @DinaTarhini

We've all seen a million videos of celebs freaking out at aggressive photographers, and all we can say is WHO COULD BLAME THEM?

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First of all, imagine dealing with a lawsuit for posting a picture of yourself, lol.

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Yeah, it totally makes sense that paparazzi can stalk Gigi and her family and then sue her for using those pics on her Insta.

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Fans won't take their queen and her pics for granted anymore, I'll tell ya THAT.

Twitter | @slaygigihxdid

Gigi speaking up for the teens who are getting slapped with legal charges on their fan accounts is so important, cause like, who does that?

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It's unclear what Gigi's next steps will be regarding Instagram, so for now — here's a gorgeous summer selfie to tide us over until we know more.

Instagram | @gigihadid

We love you Gigi, keep doing you, boo!

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