Usually, when Bella and Gigi Hadid walk together, they’re on a runway, modeling designer clothes. Yesterday, the supermodel sisters hit the streets of New York City as part of the #NoBanNoWall protests against Donald Trump’s executive order banning refugees from entering the country. As they marched, they were a picture of patriotism: Bella wore a white turtleneck sweater under a denim jacket, and Gigi wore a bright red coat. They joined the crowd in chants of “No hate! No fear! Immigrants are welcome here!”
Bella and Gigi have personal reasons to be opposed to Trump’s ban, which blocks immigration from several Muslim countries. Their father, real estate developer Mohamed Hadid, is Muslim, and has dual citizenship in the United States and Jordan. Gigi’s boyfriend, singer Zayn Malik, is also Muslim.
Yolanda Hadid, Bella and Gigi’s mother, was also at the protest. She shared a photo of her daughters holding a sign that says “We are all Hindus, Buddhists, Muslims, Atheists, Christians, Jews.” The words on the sign are aligned so that they also spell “HUMANS” vertically. Her Instagram caption says, “That’s right, we are one….. Open to all religion, all races and all countries.”
Gigi shared a similar pic of herself and Bella amid a crowd of protesters:
Bella posted an image in which she’s protesting while sipping a Slurpee. Fighting fear and hatred has been known to work up a thirst.