Mia Khalifa, a former adult star, has sided with Bella Hadid after rumours circulated that the model had lost a contract with a premium fashion firm due to her support for Palestine.
Mia took to Twitter to criticise Dior for reportedly severing connections with Bella over her support for Palestine.
“If Bella Hadid lost a Dior contract for supporting Palestine and standing against apartheid, then Dior can go burn in Marshall’s,” she tweeted.
If Bella Hadid lost a Dior contract for supporting Palestine and standing against apartheid, then Dior can go burn in Marshall’s.
— Mia K. (@miakhalifa) May 19, 2021
Bella has been in the forefront of the issue, taking part in a pro-Palestine rally in New York, where she yelled chants, donned the Keffiyeh, and proudly clutched the Palestinian flag.
She has also been posting on Instagram for the cause, although there has recently been a shift in her general attitude about the matter.
She had adopted a neutral stance in a since-deleted Instagram Story, as she desired.
“peace, co-existence and equality”.
The picture, which was flanked by the Israeli and Palestinian flags, stands in sharp contrast to her previous Instagram postings, one of which read:
“It’s free Palestine till Palestine is free!”
Following her protest, the Israeli government’s Twitter account chastised the model for allegedly taking an anti-Semitic position.
She has since claimed neutrality and kept silent. Many people are now wondering if her neutral position and general quiet has anything to do with her loss of a lucrative deal with Dior.
Look at this:
If Dior cancel Bella Hadid, I'm gonna cancel Dior as well
— M (@mobzw) May 20, 2021
I already spoke on it and I won’t repeat myself but it’s not yet confirmed nor is it accurate that she lost 1 or more brand deals, it’s just what people are saying on this topic especially when she posted about peace between the flags.
— julka (@albayeezus) May 20, 2021