Bella Hadid Speaks About Her Black Mates Bearing Racism in the Fashion World

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Bella Hadid Speaks About Her Black Mates Bearing Racism in the Fashion World
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While in an interview with ELLE Magazine, Bella Hadid, a famous American model, shared her views on the level of racism in the world of fashion. She put great emphasis on how people in the fashion industry have been treating her black peers at the stage. 

She said- “I hate that some of my Black friends feel the way they do. Even if they’re sitting front row, they’re not feeling accepted,” Source: Harper’s Bazaar. 

With this, she has exposed the fashion world’s perception and way of treating the black models. 

In the latest August digital cover story for ELLE Magazine, Hadid illustrated the importance of using her medium to support the ‘Black Lives Matter’ movement. 

She said- “I have so much responsibility to use my platform for good, especially as I get older. I want young girls and boys to know that it is okay to use your voice and demand justice for what is important to you. I want them to know it’s okay to be empathetic and gentle but to be strong and speak your truth at the same time.” Source: Harper’s Bazaar. 

Showcasing her immense support for Black Lives Matter, she wrote on her Instagram- “Today I will be standing with and donating to @NAACP_LDF, one of America’s oldest civil rights law organizations, which fights for police reform every day. “Partial justice is not justice at all–until all of the officers involved in the brutal murder of George Floyd are arrested, we will keep the pressure on.”💪🏿💪🏾💪🏽 I’ve been sitting here listening. Understanding. Educating myself . Making calls to demand justice. Donating. And reaching out to friends just in case they feel hurt or lost this week. If you are not standing in solidarity with the black community TODAY and EVERYDAY. Please unfollow me. Black lives matter…Black voices matter and the black community matters” Source: Instagram. 

With this, she told the magazine how she has seen her Black friends from the industry struggle to exhibit their talent and take off their frustration on the black stage.

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Source: https://www.harpersbazaar.com/celebrity/latest/a33500376/bella-hadid-on-racism-in-fashion-industry/