Gigi Hadid took to her newly minted @gisposable account (used exclusively to share snaps taken on a single-use film camera) to share the news of a burglary in her Mykonos holiday home with her followers. "Don’t let insta fool u," she wrote. "Got robbed. Never going back lol. Wouldn’t recommend. Spend your money elsewhere".
Gigi has come under fire from critics who have called her out for demonizing an entire country for a single incident.
Model Gigi Hadid shared a bikini selfie on IG & wrote "Mykonos film in. Don’t let insta fool u. Got robbed. Never going back lol. Wouldn’t recommend. Spend your money elsewhere." Dear GH Anyone can get robbed anywhere. #Greece #Mykonos don't need your negativity. Make this viral! pic.twitter.com/tIOEx6r2pF— Maribeth Tzavras (@TzavrasMaribeth) 10 August 2019
You are a millionaire @GiGiHadid. The fact that you are blaming the most beautiful country/island as a reason for being robbed is so ignorant. You were robbed because of who you are, not where you are. I’m sure someone of your status can understand this concept. pic.twitter.com/mVwaWxvsQn— p (@ohaipatty) 11 August 2019
It's understandable that #GigiHadid has been shaken by the break-in, but shaming #Mykonos and telling ppl not to go there is quite shallow when she rushes back to USA, where ppl litterally get killed in the streets every minute. The greek islands are among the safest places to go— Lisbeth Bitsch Jensen (@LisbethJensenDK) 13 August 2019
After receiving backlash for her initial caption she later then commented on the same photo with a response addressing it 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. 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."
It doesn’t seem like Hadid or the Internet will be backing down any time soon.