Gigi Hadid’s rental home on the Greek island of Mykonos was reportedly ransacked last week, and now the 24-year-old supermodel is clapping back at social media criticism of her posts about the alleged robbery.
TMZ reports that Hadid and her sisters returned to their rental home only to find the place had been burglarized. The place is said to have been trashed and their belongings were scattered all over the property.
Valuables including jewelry, purses, sunglasses and clothing were stolen. Hadid and her fellow occupants reportedly believe the ransacking was pre-mediated since house staff had access to the rooms.
The group also reportedly believes authorities were slow to respond to their emergency call. The publication screenshotted a comment with Hadid’s Instagram handle. It reads, “Don’t let Insta fool you. Got robbed. Never going back lol.”
TMZ also tracked down Hadid’s father Mohamed Hadid. He used the word “traumatized” when describing the incident. He confirmed “personal things” were stolen from Gigi.
Despite being the victim of a crime, the model was soon hit with backlash over her posts, including one commenter who wrote, “Let me get this straight, you’re blaming the whole of Mykonos because you were robbed and in retaliation you’re trying to impact their tourism and economy by telling people not go to there? And all of this is done with a bikini pic? Okay girl.”
However, Hadid quickly clapped back. “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,” she wrote in a comment.
“It was not possible to contact any form of law enforcement except through my local security who happened to have a contact,” she continued. “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.”
She concluded: “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.”
Hadid has been in the news recently after she started seeing “The Bachelorette” alum Tyler Cameron.