Gigi Hadid has landed herself in hot water with some of her fans after telling them to not go to the island of Mykonos, Greece. Posting on her disposable camera Instagram, which is separate from her main account, she revealed that her house was robbed. Gigi, who was on holiday with her sisters at the time, went so far as to tell her followers to "spend your money elsewhere."
"Don’t let insta fool u," she wrote. "Got robbed. Never going back lol. Wouldn’t recommend."
As TMZ reported, Hadid and her sisters, including Bella, came back to the holiday home one night to find their jewelry, clothing, purses, and sunglasses stolen. The whole home was reportedly a mess, and it was enough to compel her to swear off Greece forever. Understandably, some fans are upset.
"Let me get this straight, you're blaming the whole of Mykonos because you were robbed and in retaliation you're trying to impact their tourism and economy by telling people not to go there?" one comment read.
"I got robbed in Miami... I don't tell people not to go there... stupid post," another commenter wrote. One upset fan said, "This is slandering. Go elsewhere but don't use your impact to deter others from going."
In a more recent follow-up comment, Gigi elaborated on the situation further. "Let me make this clear for everyone below who thinks I don’t deserve to have an opinion on my experience and warn people of this - I was robbed along with more than 30 houses that night, some to gunpoint," she explained. "It was not possible to contact any form of law enforcement except through my local security who happened to have a contact. That is a privilege that most people traveling there wouldn’t have."
Hadid added that she was not made aware of the possibility of crime or the lack of nearby police stations before she went there. "If I’d known it happened so much and there was not enough infrastructure to protect myself I wouldn’t have gone," she added. "So this is my opinion based on actual events and you not liking that isn’t my problem. Lastly, I work my ass off and never do a trip like this for myself and friends, so if I want to post pictures of the trip after being robbed, I will do so."