Gigi Hadid went through one of the scariest experiences ever: after leaving a fashion show in Milan, Italy, a strange man approached her from behind and attempted to lift her up by her waist. The model was quick to react to this attack – which is reportedly being called a prank – and fought him off by elbowing him.
A video captured on the scene shows Gigi yelling "let go of me!" before she was able to wriggle free. As soon as her feet were on the ground, she started to go after the man, who ran away when security got involved.
As if this wasn't already a terrifying encounter, several tabloids reported that it was Gigi who "frantically" lashed out at a fan.
Not having any of that nonsense, Gigi Twitter-reacted to a headline that read "NOT MODEL BEHAVIOR: Gigi Hadid Aggressively Lashes Out and Elbows Fan In the FACE After He Tries To Pick Her Up," utterly disgusted that she was portrayed to be in the wrong in this situation.
THANK YOU Rachel.— Gigi Hadid (@GiGiHadid) September 22, 2016
To unknown article writer: fan?!!! The ACTUAL fans that were there can tell you what happened. I'm a HUMAN BEING — https://t.co/G7Pbp0G8yP
and had EVERY RIGHT to defend myself. How dare that idiot thinks he has the right to man-handle a complete stranger. He ran quick tho 👊🏼😏🐱— Gigi Hadid (@GiGiHadid) September 22, 2016
Gigi tweeted that she had every right to react the way she did, and no one should be allowed to touch someone without their consent.
We're so proud of Gigi for not only for her fast-thinking in outmuscling her attacker, but also speaking up for herself. She's letting all of her fans know there is no shame in boldly defending yourself.
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