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Why Gigi Hadid Feels 'Too White' to Stand Up for Her Arab Heritage

6/14/2021 10:59:00 PM

Why Gigi Hadid Feels 'Too White' to Stand Up for Her Arab Heritage

In a new interview, Gigi Hadid, whose father is Palestinian and whose mother is Dutch, talks about her heritage and parenting daughter Khai with Zayn Malik.

"In certain situations, I feel–or I'm made to feel–that I'm too white to stand up for part of my Arab heritage," Gigi continued. "You go through life trying to figure out where you fit in racially. Is what I am, or what I have, enough to do what I feel is right? But then, also, is that taking advantage of the privilege of having the whiteness within me, right? Am I allowed to speak for this side of me, or is that speaking on something that I don't experience enough to know?"

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Ultimately, Gigi predicts Khai "will grow up feeling out the way that she can or wants to be a bridge for her different ethnicities.""But I think that it will be nice to be able to have those conversations, and see where she comes from [with] it, without us putting that onto her," she continued. "What comes from her is what I'm most excited about, and being able to add to that or answer her questions, you know?"

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So this is the best you can do… there are children dying This gotta be the dumbest headline I feel like there’s a lot of controversy brewing here over that declaration 🤷🏼‍♀️🤦‍♀️🤦‍♀️ So you don’t have to read this click-bait headline: 'In certain situations, I feel–or I'm made to feel–that I'm too white to stand up for part of my Arab heritage,'

Gigi Hadid is such a dear, bless her.

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Gigi Hadid on How She and Zayn Malik Are Raising Khai to Navigate Her Multiethnic Identity“I think that Khai will grow up feeling out the way that she can or wants to be a bridge for her different ethnicities.”

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Gigi Hadid on How She and Zayn Malik Are Raising Khai to Navigate Her Multiethnic Identity“I think that Khai will grow up feeling out the way that she can or wants to be a bridge for her different ethnicities.”