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#BellaHadidIsRacist Is Trending In Dubai And The Model Has Issued An Apology

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When you post a story to Instagram, they can usually fly under the radar, but not when it gets shared to 24 million people.

American Palestinian model Bella Hadid posted an image to her IG stories, which shows her boot pressing up against glass in an airport terminal. In the background of the image, you can see both Saudi and UAE planes.

…And Twitter took MAJOR offence.

The #tag #BellaHadidIsRacist is trending in both Saudi and the UAE, with some users stating the model is spreading hate.

Here’s the offending image

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Twitter is in uproar over the post

“Bella has a new product called ‘hate'”

You must respect us

Bella IMMEDIATELY responded to the criticisms

She took to Instagram trying to reason with the angry netizens. Sharing her apology in both English and Arabic she says it was never her intention to spread hate and that she would never use her platform for negativity.

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“The photo has NOTHING to do with politics”

Palestinian American model Bella Hadid is proud of her ‘beloved Middle Eastern community’ and a big fan of both airlines.

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She shared the same message in Arabic

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An early-morning honest mistake

“Don’t mess with us”

Following the news that luxury fashion brand Dior pulled a recent image which included Bella, one Twitter user asks her to post more carefully in future.

People are are even boycotting Dior, this video of someone binning a Dior perfume already has 27k views

Do you think her post was offensive?

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