Monday, May 1, 2017

Supermodel Bella Hadid feels 'so sorry' about the disaster that was Fyre Festival

Supermodel Bella Hadid feels 'so sorry' about the disaster that was Fyre Festival

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The INSIDER Summary:

  • Luxury music event Fyre Festival became a disaster.
  • The festival organizers did not deliver the luxury or preparedness people expected.
  • Model Bella Hadid was in a promotional video for the event.
  • She apologized to everyone affected.

You couldn't log online this weekend without seeing at least
one story about the absolute disaster that was Fyre Festival: From the hilarious memes it spawned to the finger-pointing over who was to blame, the story of rich millennials flocking to a privately owned island in the Bahamas to enjoy the luxe-filled experience of a lifetime, only to be met with half-assembled tents, bread and lettuce sandwiches, and no celebrity guests was all-encompassing.

Organizer Ja Rule and the Bahamas Ministry of Tourism have already apologized for the event, but angry fest-goers have also had some words for the sleek, young models that promoted it, like  Kendall Jenner and Bella Hadid.

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Hadid's involvement with the fest was slightly more significant than Jenner's (who reportedly paid to announce the fest's lineup on Instagram) — not only did she appear it the video ad announcing the fest, sipping tropical cocktails and winking at the camera, she was heavily featured on the fest's website, lounging in a white bikini alongside babes such as Hailey Baldwin.

Now, the supermodel is addressing the issue head on in a lengthy post to Twitter.

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Though Hadid notes that "this was not my project whatsoever" and that she was not involved or informed about any of its production elements, she says that she would not have agreed to promote the festival had she known what a disaster it would be become. "I feel so sorry and badly because this is something I couldn't stand by," the 20-year-old said.

It's a lot more than Jenner has said on the issue, ignoring the situation completely by posting a topless shot in thigh-high boots along with a now-deleted promotion for donuts.

Though it may not help get attendees home safely, it's surely a step in the right direction toward making things right with fans.

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May 1, 2017 at 02:08PM
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