Bella Hadid’s recent ‘Muslim culture’ comments have addressed the model’s childhood ‘regret’.
The 25-year-old model spoke to GQ about how she was ‘extracted’ from her Palestine dad and his side of the family when her parents divorced.
She told the publication: “I got extracted when we moved to California.
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“I would have loved to grow up and be with my dad every day and studying and really being able to practice, just in general being able to live in a Muslim culture, but I wasn’t given that.”
Hadid said that when living in Santa Babara, she’d face ‘racist name-calling,’ adding: “For so long I was missing that part of me, and it made me really, really sad and lonely.”
The model is set to make her acting debut in the Hulu TV series, Ramy, which follows ‘a first-generation American Muslim who is on a spiritual journey in his politically divided New Jersey neighborhood’.
She told GQ that while filming the programme, she became emotional when the crew gave her a ‘Free Palestine’ T-shirt.
She recalled: “I couldn’t handle my emotions.
“Growing up and being Arab, it was the first time that I’d ever been with like-minded people. I was able to see myself.”
Earlier this year, the model revealed to Vogue magazine that she had a nose job at just 14 years old.
“I wish I had kept the nose of my ancestors. I think I would have grown into it,” she told the publication.
At the time, Hadid’s mum, Yolanda Hadid, faced a ton of backlash over the confession.
One tweeted: “Everyone is like, ‘How did Yolanda let 14-year-old Bella have a nose job?’. Like, WHO do you think put the idea in her head that she wasn’t pretty enough in the first place?”
Another added: “The fact that Yolanda got Bella a nose job at 14 is so messed up.”
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