Now, she apologizes for that.
Here is what happenedOn Sunday, Hadid posted on his Instagram account a photo of his foot facing a trio of planes, one being a United Arab Emirates plane and the other a Saudi plane. Under the angle of the photo, some had the impression that it gave the impression of kicking the painted flags on the tail of the planes.
Twitter users reported being insulted. Soon, the hashtag #BellaHadidIsRacist is starting to be trendy.
In the middle of the whole reaction, Hadid posted a long response on Twitter and her Instagram apologized for her message, which she called a mistake.
His excuses"I would never want my messages or platform to be used to hate anyone, especially those of my own beautiful heritage," Hadid pleaded. "I love both the Muslim and Arab aspects of my family and my brothers and sisters around the world and love them very much."
"I wish to sincerely apologize to those who have always thought I would blame them, especially in Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates," she added.
In another tweet, she added, "It was an honest mistake early in the morning … never, never would have intentionally offended anyone that way, I'm really sorry."
Hadid was born in Washington, DC. His father is Palestinian and his mother is Dutch.