Gigi Hadid hits back at body shamers

Gigi Hadid hits back at body shamers

Zayn Malik's girlfriend Gigi Hadid has taken to social media to launch a strongly-worded rant at body shamers who branded the model "too skinny".

Gigi put changes in her physique down to Hashimoto's disease, which causes fluid retention, a condition for which she takes medication.

Hashimoto's-also known as chronic lymphocytic thyroiditis-is a condition in which the immune system attacks the thyroid, and often leads to an underactive thyroid gland. After hitting the runway in Jeremy Scott's fall/winter 2018 during New York Fashion Week on Thursday, 8 and Bottega Veneta's fall collection show the following day, the 22-year-old model took to Twitter to slam those criticizing her fluctuating weight.

"Those of you who called me "too big for the industry" were seeing inflammation and water retention due to that".

"You may not know that when I started [modelling] at 17 I was not yet diagnosed with Hashimoto's disease", Hadid wrote.

The disease can result in multiple symptoms, including sluggishness, pale skin, brittle nails, hair loss and joint pain.

Gigi said the changes to her body are down to her now being "properly medicated" to help symptoms which include "extreme fatigue and metabolism issues".

Gigi went on to say that while stress and excessive travel - the hallmarks of her career - can affect the body, she's always eaten the same.

'.Not to judge others, but drugs are not my thing, stop putting me in that box just because u dont understand the way my body has matured (sic)'. Moreover, she said that while some people might think she looks too skinny, she is actually feeling much better than ever before. "Use your energy to lift those that you admire rather than be cruel to those u don't", she concluded.

We couldn't agree with that more.

Last month, Gigi posed naked on the cover of Vogue magazine with her sister Bella.

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Gigi showed off her model prowess at the bash as she showed off her endless legs while reclining on an array of plush pink cushions. Hadid claimed the disease and the subsequent treatment was directly responsible for her significant change in weight.

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