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Gigi Hadid lashes out at troll for claiming her relationship with Zayn Malik is a mere publicity stunt

by Ammar Nasir

With Gigi Hadid and Zayn Malik’s on-and-off romance over the past couple of months, many have been claiming the two are merely aiming for publicity. It appears that Gigi’s patience finally gave in, as she took to Instagram to directly bash a troll who claimed to be ‘exposing’ them.

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Zayn Malik and Gigi Hadid seen on January 12, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Gotham/GC Images)

Instagram account ‘exposingfakeea**zigiii’, as the name suggests, was created solely to criticize the two for their romance that has been labeled a ‘publicity stunt’. Zayn and Gigi split in March, but have since been seen kissing in public and have been sharing photos of each other on their Instagram accounts. This has irked some, who have been taking a direct hit at their potential motives for doing so.

Model Gigi Hadid (L) and singer Zayn Malik are seen walking in Soho on April 25, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Raymond Hall/GC Images)

The supermodel, 23, finally lost her patience with such claims and directly commented on a photo the Instagram account shared. She asked the person running the account to ‘stop’ with the negativity and to quit ‘dissecting a relationship’ between two people they don’t even know in real life. She wrote:

"Seems like u guys tag me in a new post every day … pls stop.. it’s just negative, I really have no hard feelings towards you I just know what a beautiful world there is togo out and live in instead of trying to dissect a relationship between two people that you don’t even know and that you do not see 99% of… for someone who is virtually inactive on the app, I don’t need his follow- my eyes are tattooed to his chest, The energy you put into this does not serve you our your life in any way kids…"

Gigi added that people can call her relationship fake or promotional, but she merely posts about her boyfriend like anyone else does. The model said she and Zayn support each other ‘out of love and excitement’ and there is nothing more to it than that simple explanation.

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"'Truly ‘beating a dead horse.’ You guys can call it promo but I just post about my boyfriend like anyone else, whether I support z or he supports me is out of love and excitement for one another... There’s nothing to figure out all the time… give it a break. this is my last comment on this matter but I hope u know it’s not coming from a bad place, just would love for you to find something else that inspires you in life…x,"

Here is her complete comment:

Gigi went all out in her comment. (Image source: Instagram)

It seemed like Gigi really was frustrated on the matter, because despite claiming the above was her ‘last comment’, she wrote again in reply to someone who said she should have directly messaged the page instead of posting a public comment if she really was not looking for publicity. The model agreed, saying she did not think of sending a direct message, which did seem like an appropriate option.

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Zayn Malik and Gigi Hadid seen leaving Versus Versace Show on Day 2 of London Fashion Week. (Source: Getty Images)

Zayn Malik and Gigi Hadid on October 2, 2016 in Paris, France. (Photo by Dominique Charriau/WireImage)

She then added:

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"I’ve seen the s**t on this account for just as long as u - and have too stand quiet. – I’ve just had enough.. Just because I’m “a celebrity” doesn’t mean I don’t feel, or that my time is too precious to not listen to what people have to say. I’m sure you can see how assumptions like this can be hurtful, especially about someone I love deeply..."

"If you guys love him too, sooner or later you’ll realize we’re on the same team. I’m sorry if it came off immature, I’m just trying to open a dialog so people understand that their words are hurtful and not just an ‘anonymous confession’ this internet culture is cruel and does not serve a greater purpose... It’s not about anyone standing up for me or about this taking time away from fans that support me, if people that run/follow this account don’t want to believe me or take my advice it’s fine…"

"One day some of you will look back and realize that sending so much negative energy to others is a waste of life. I know my truth, we know our truth, this shit won’t change that. Just trying to save some lil girls some time, that’s all …. If they don’t want to see it that way, then you’re right, I’m wasting my time too … but here we are."

She finished with advice for the person(s) running the account and those supporting their views.

Gigi and Zayn parted ways in mid-march, after being together for two years. They publicly announced their breakup on Twitter, confirming prior rumors and being raw with their fans. The pair claimed their intense work routines had taken a toll on their relationship, and that they decided it was best for both of them to stay apart.

Zayn Malik Tattoo

Source: Twitter/Gigi Hadid

Zayn Malik Tattoo

Source: Twitter/Zayn Malik

However, it is now confirmed that the two are back together and very happy with each other.

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