Bella Hadid expressed her frustrations with Instagram recently for removing an IG story which included government documentation stating her father, real estate developer Mohammed Hadid, was born in Palestine.
The American-Palestinian supermodel (who is also of Dutch descent on the mother, Yolanda Hadid’s, side) proudly shared a photo of her father’s American passport which clearly stated his place of birth was Palestine.
Soon after Bella – who has 31.5 million followers on the social media platform - revealed that an Instagram story she posted had been removed.
“Are we not allowed to be Palestinian on Instagram? This, to me, is bullying. You can't erase history by silencing people. It doesn't work like that,” she said, as seen in a follow up story on her Instagram that included a screenshot of the platform notifying her the content had been removed due to it containing either bullying, harassment, graphic, or sexual nudity.
“@instagram exactly what part of me being proud of my fathers birth place of Palestine is ‘bullying, harassment, graphic, or sexual nudity’?” she asked.
Lead image courtesy of Instagram/bellahadid