Gigi Hadid was spotted out in the New York City store opening of her clothing brand “Guest in Residence,” on Thursday after she and her family received ‘death threats’ over Palestine support.
The model was heading to the grand opening of her brand Guest In Residence first-ever store in New York City. It’s her first public event since the backlash over an Instagram post she shared last week that the Israeli government slammed as ‘anti-Semitic.’
Hadid was escorted to the new clothing store by multiple bodyguards. She sported a rather low-key look that consisted of an oversized white knit sweater and a black leather maxi skirt paired with black knee-high boots and dangly silver earrings.
Her blonde hair was worn in a half-up, half-down style and she kept her makeup light and natural. She looked rather stoic exiting her chauffeured SUV but she did offer a smile as she approached the New York City Guest In Residence storefront.
Gigi Hadid was supported by her mother Yolanda and fellow model Taylor Hill who looked chic in all-black for the nighttime soiree in the city. On Tuesday, she starred in a photo shoot at her shop, balancing expertly on a crate so that she could reach up and grab hold of a Guest In Residence sign over the door.
The Grand opening comes amid reports that she and her family have received death threats after sharing their support for Palestine online. The half-Palestinian model has been vocal in her support for the state in recent days on social media amid the ongoing Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
Hadid whose property developer father Mohamed Hadid is from Palestine – was then slammed by Israel’s government for her posts in support of the Palestinian people. It has now been claimed that she and her family have been receiving death threats over their support for Palestine and have reportedly been forced to take action.
The model and her family, including supermodel sister Bella, brother Anwar, and parents Yolanda and Mohamed, have all had to change their phone numbers amid the threats, according to TMZ. Perhaps it also explains the heavy security.
Sources told TMZ that Gigi Hadid and her family have received horrific threats via email, social media and their phones after their numbers were reportedly leaked online. It has also been claimed that real-estate developer Mohamed is considering going to the FBI over the spate of death threats.