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To all the fans who went into a frenzy thinking Gigi Hadid is swearing off social media, we have some good news for you. Hadid isn’t going away forever!

Following in fellow model, social media maven and BFF, Kendall Jenner shoes, Gigi Hadid is taking a break from social media. Hadid announced at the Reebok #PerfectNever women’s empowerment discussion panel that she’s undergoing a social media detox this holiday season.

Hadid has over three million followers on Twitter and more than 26 million followers on Instagram. When she announced that she would be taking a break from social media, most of her fans thought it would be permanent . Hadid, however, explained that she’s not quitting social media altogether.

“I’m not deleting my account… I’m just taking the apps off my phone,” she said. At the #PerfectNever panel, Hadid stated the reason for her break saying, “It’s empowering, not just for people in the spotlight, for everyone. At the end of the day I’m choosing what I show you. A lot of the world feels so entitled to other peoples’ lives, which is so crazy.”

Hadid even called out Internet trolls who criticize her every move saying, “I’m going to take a break when I feel like it, and when I come back and share it with you, if you want to be supportive and still follow me, that’s great. But if you’re going to be upset that I need to be human for a month, then maybe I don’t want your follow anyway.”

Hadid also hit back at her body-shamers on social media saying, “If you don’t like it, don’t follow me, don’t watch me, cause I’m not going anywhere.”


Hadid will get the apps back on her phone in 2017.  When she’s back, we’re sure it will be with a bang! While we wait for her return, it might be good to follow in her footsteps and spend more time with loved ones this holiday, instead of on your cell phone!

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