Bella Hadid Says She’s Proud Of Father, ‘Proud To Be A Muslim”
Fashion model Bella Hadid, who has become more politically outspoken since the election of Donald Trump, continued her political remarks with something that wasn’t always considered politically charged – she showed pride in being a Muslim.
“[My dad] was always religious, and he always prayed with us,” Hadid said in summer issue of Porter magazine. “I am proud to be a Muslim.”
When President Trump first signed the executive order that would ban refugees from seven majority-Muslim countries, Hadid took to the streets for the protests.
She later posted a photo of her at the protest to Instagram. In the picture, Hadid and her sister, Gigi, appear with a sign reading, “We are all HUMANS.” Each letter of ‘humans’ is part a religion also written on the sign.
In her interview with Porter magazine, Hadid expanded on why this particular executive order was worthy of protest.
“My dad was a refugee when he first came to America, so it’s actually very close to home for my sister and brother and me,” she said.
Hadid’s father, Mohamed Hadid, came to the U.S. after fleeing from Israel as a child. Once in the U.S. he became a successful real estate developer and eventually married Yolanda Hadid of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills.
Hadid’s interview in Porter will be available to purchase on April 7.