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30 December 2020, 11:36
Anwar Hadid sparked controversy when he said he would “absolutely not” be getting the Covid-19 vaccine.
Gigi and Bella Hadid's little brother Anwar has denied being an anti-vaxxer after saying “absolutely not” to a fan who asked if he’ll get the coronavirus vaccine.
The 21-year-old, who suffers from Lyme disease, claimed he’d rather let his body fight Covid-19 “naturally”.
After his response went viral, he took to Instagram the following day to set the record straight on what he meant.
He wrote: “I’m not ‘anti-vax’ I think everyone has to be careful with each vaccine individually looking at positive and possible negative effects.
“I have taken vaccines before but as someone who has had a compromised immune system, I want to continue to learn about the many ways I can protect myself and others."
He added: "Never meant to offend anyone with my words, and I am so grateful for all the frontline workers and doctors and the powerful work they have done during this time."
Anwar continued: "I'm listening and I'm all about the conversation, my response was not to make a stance it was honestly just a thought, but I can't expect you all 2 know where my heart and head is at and that's where I went wrong.”
The model then insisted he’d “be more aware” in future.