Pick your fighter: supermodel Gigi Hadid or the whole country of Greece.
A not insignificant portion of the Internet seems to have sided with Greece after the model posted a “PSA” on her Instagram, warning people to “spend your money elsewhere” after her villa was robbed during her Mykonos holiday.
“Mykonos film in,” Hadid wrote in the caption of a mirror selfie posted to her second Instagram account, @gisposable. “PS(A). Don’t let insta fool u. Got robbed. Never going back lol. Wouldn’t recommend. Spend your money elsewhere.” The villa was robbed while Hadid and her friends were out, according to a source for TMZ.
Critics have characterized Hadid’s comments as reckless and irresponsible, arguing that it’s irrational to seemingly demonize an entire country for a single incident.
One person commented, per Cosmopolitan, “I got robbed in Miami… I don’t tell people not to go there… stupid post.”
Another pointed out that Greece heavily relies on its tourism industry, saying, “One of the main sources of income of Greece is its tourism and you’re literally defaming the country. Millions of people visit Mykonos yearly. Just because it happened to you, it doesn’t mean it happens to everyone. Have you ever seen the crimes and killings that happen in your country? Let alone the mass shootings? Please! What does that mean, that no one should visit the US?”
After receiving backlash for her initial caption, Hadid commented on the same photo with a response.
It doesn’t seem like Hadid or the Internet will be backing down any time soon.
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