You might want to think twice before you mess with Gigi Hadid. As the supermodel and sister Bella left the Max Mara show in Milan, a stranger emerged from the paparazzi crew and approached the two. The man, believed to be celebrity prankster Vitalii Sediuk, grabbed Gigi from behind and lifted her up. While Bella tried to pull her sister away from the attacker, Gigi was forced to use her fists and elbowed Sediuk in the face to escape. It was clearly an act of self defense, yet some had the audacity to call her out for her “not model behavior.”
Huffington Post UK entertainment reporter Rachel McGrath tweeted the story, switching the original title (which has since been changed twice) with a more appropriate one. In response, Gigi retweeted the post, adding that it’s never OK for a man to grope a stranger. You go, girl.
Alternative headline – GOOD FOR HER: Gigi Hadid Reacts In Totally Appropriate Way When Random Man Tries To Lift Her In The Street pic.twitter.com/WTsbHcNt43
— Rachel McGrath (@RachelMcGrath) September 22, 2016
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