Malls Across The GCC Pull Pictures Of Bella Hadid Down As Controversy Continues

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All Dior stores across the region have taken the backlash very seriously

Last week, Bella Hadid faced controversy after posting an image on Instastory of her shoe held up in front of Emirates Airlines and Saudi Arabia Airlines aircrafts.

Hollywood celebrities are no stranger to a scandal, and whilst many thought this would blow over after a few days, the GCC has taken the backlash very seriously.

According to Gulf News, all campaign shots of Bella Hadid in Dior stores across the Gulf region have been pulled down. "For appeasement, Parfums Christian Dior has removed its visuals of Bella Hadid in the GCC," the publication was told.

The Dubai Mall has been responding the in pour of complaints on social media regarding the issue.



“Can you please remove #BellaHadidIsRacist photos and posters from your mall, neither Emirati people nor our Saudi friends want to see her face in our favorite malls We don’t want her to ever get invited to UAE ever again,” said one Twitter user.

“We ensure that our nation and region’s cultural sensitivities are respected. We have brought the matter to the attention of the retailers concerned to take appropriate steps,” The Dubai Mall responded.

Mall of the Emirates has also taken on board the call to boycott Hadid.

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