Model Gigi Hadid took to Instagram to celebrate her friendship with a few of her ‘oldest friends’ and commemorated the moment with a photo of their henna hand tattoos.
Before the ‘haters’ could cry ‘cultural appropriation,’ Gigi fired up on the offense and pointed to her last name and her Palestinian roots.
She captioned the photo:
Had the best night with some of my oldest friends last night. Feel so blessed to have a foundation of friendships that will bond us for the rest of our lives. The way we can all sit around and talk like the clock’s been turned back 10 years is the most beautiful and grounding feeling. It’s so important to be with the families that raised you and the friends that were raised with yours. So much love in my heart this holiday season !!!!!
(& before you go all “cultural appropriation” in my comments, check out the last name. Hadid. Half Palestinian & proud of it).
If you didn’t know, Gigi’s the daughter of Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star Yolanda Foster and Palestinian real estate mogul Mohamed Hadid.
Kudos to Gigi for not shying away from her heritage.