Gigi Hadid Hits Back At Accusations Her “Too Skinny” Body Is Due To Taking Drugs

12 February 2018, 10:56

Gigi Hadid

The model revealed the medical condition behind her slender frame.

Gigi Hadid might have a body to die for, but even she has been victim to trolls criticising her for being too skinny – and the model has denied that her slim frame is due to drugs.

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Since starting modelling, Gigi was first slammed for being “too big for the industry” and then accused of using drugs to slim down, but the real reason for her losing weight is a thyroid condition.

Gigi cleared up the rumours in a series of tweets telling fans, “For those of you so determined to come up w why my body has changed over the years, you may not know that when I started @ 17 I was not yet diagnosed w/Hashimoto’s disease; those of u who called me ‘too big for the industry’ were seeing inflammation & water retention due to that. 

“Over the last few years I’ve been properly medicated to help symptoms including those, as well as extreme fatigue, metabolism issues, body’s ability to retain heat, etc ... I was also part of a holistic medical trial that helped my thyroid levels balance out.

“Although stress & excessive travel can also affect the body, I have always eaten the same, my body just handles it differently now that my health is better. I may be ‘too skinny’ for u, honestly this skinny isn’t what I want to be, but I feel healthier internally and am still learning and growing with my body everyday, as everyone is. 

“I will not further explain the way my body looks, just as anyone, with a body type that doesnt suit ur ‘beauty’ expectation, shouldnt have to. Not to judge others, but drugs are not my thing, stop putting me in that box just because u don’t understand the way my body has matured.

“Please, as social media users & human beings in general, learn to have more empathy for others and know that you never really know the whole story. Use your energy to lift those that you admire rather than be cruel to those u don’t.”

Well said Gigi, nobody should be criticised for their body shape!

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