A few weeks ago American model Gigi Hadid made an Instagram post revealing that she — along with her sisters Bella, Alana and Marielle — had their villa robbed during their vacation on the Greek island of Mykonos.
“Mykonos film in. PS(A). Don’t let insta fool u. Got robbed. Never going back lol. Wouldn’t recommend. Spend your money elsewhere,” she posted on her second account — @gisposable — which she uses for photography.
Reports eventually came out after interviews with her father and others involved in the incident that the sisters got home and found their villa ransacked.
In an interview, the models’ father, Mohamed Hadid, said his daughters were “traumatized” as a result.
The comments on her post were far from sympathetic to her situation, especially from hundreds of people who took offense at her statement to avoid Greece.
Almost all of the comments were criticizing the 24-year-old for “slandering” the island of Mykonos by telling her followers not to go there.
“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? And all of this is done with a bikini pic?”
Another wrote, “This is slandering. Go elsewhere but don’t use your impact to deter others from going.”
Apparently Hadid couldn’t handle the criticism and decided to switch off additional comments on the post, not before she issued a response, doubling down on her original criticism.
“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. 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. If something happens while the police station is closed, there is nothing that can be done to protect yourself, and when the station does open, it doesn’t seem as though their training and resources are in line with keeping people safe or keeping up with the amount of crime that is happening on a nightly basis there (I am speaking of the island specifically only because it’s where I experienced this). This is not information that is shared with people before they go. If I’d known it happened so much and there was not enough infrastructure to protect myself I wouldn’t have gone. 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.”
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