Bella Hadid entered the group chat.
Bella took to Instagram on October 11 to applaud Kanye West for his anti-Semitic behavior on social media. “To say that for the past two days it hasn’t been hard to celebrate my birthday or not to think about the things that have been posted on the streets or said on public platforms, I would be lying,” Bella began (via Hollywood life). “To pass on any form of anti-Semitism as desensitized as the world has become would be doing a disservice to my friends, the families I grew up with, the people I love and work with, myself even and even to the Palestinian causes as a whole. Because what we stand for is NOT hate or violence. I will continue to be a voice for innocent targets no matter who you are or where you come from,” the lengthy and moving message read in part. “There comes a time when we all have to talk. No matter what. If you feel something is wrong in your heart, speak up,” she wrote in a call to action to her nearly 56 million followers.
As you may recall, West and Bella’s sister, Gigi Hadid, were also involved in a public Instagram beef after Gigi called out the rapper for making insulting remarks about the editor of Vogue, Gabriella Karefa-Johnson. Following the argument, an insider told Hollywood Life that Bella was “so proud of her sister for standing up for Gabriella and speaking out against Kanye.”