KEY POINTS

  • Gigi Hadid took to Instagram and revealed that she is absolutely "heartbroken" following the death of George Floyd
  • Hadid feels that incidents like this happen way too often and should stop
  • She also wants people "to do more" to tackle racism 

A lot of celebrities have come forward to show solidarity after the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis. Stars like Steve Carell, Chrissy Teigen, Taylor Swift, Ariana Grande, and many more have been voicing their opinions on social media, forcing the authorities to take strict actions against the culprits.

The latest celebrity to jump on the bandwagon is none other than Gigi Hadid. The 25-year-old supermodel took to Instagram to voice her sympathy, and she condemned the police brutality in the U.S. that took Floyd’s life. She further stated that she is absolutely “heartbroken” by the whole scenario.

In her message, Gigi noted that she is not surprised to see that Floyd died of police brutality because incidents like this happen “way too often.” The former Victoria’s Secret Angel also said that “bigots” and “murderers” only get “investigated” when they are caught on camera, which is unfortunate.

Later in her post, Gigi noted that things will only change if people would face consequences for their actions.

“Enraged. Sickened. Heartbroken. But never surprised. This happens way too often. It seems that only when caught on camera are bigots & MURDERERS even getting “investigated” or fired .. unfortunately, the only way things will start changing is if all these racist, ignorant, monsters (badge &/or not) have to face the consequences- behind bars. (sic)” Gigi wrote.

The model also demanded justice for Floyd and urged her fans to “do more” to tackle racism.

“Keep signing petitions, making calls to demand justice, speaking out (this is not just if you have a big platform- it starts in your homes and communities), and fighting to make a difference for every life that has been wrongly taken or effected by THE PANDEMIC OF RACISM,” Gigi wrote.

Gigi’s post comes just a day after her sister Bella also demanded justice for Floyd. In her message, Hadid noted that she has been educating herself about the matter to understand the seriousness of the issue.

She also said that she has been making donations to help the people who have been affected by dangerous situations in various parts of the country.

“I’ve been sitting here listening. Understanding. Educating myself. Making calls to demand justice. Donating. And reaching out to friends just in case they feel hurt or lost this week,” Hadid wrote.

As of late, the police officer directly involved in Floyd’s death has been arrested and charged with third-degree murder.

Meanwhile, three other police officers who were also present at the scene have been fired from their jobs.

Gigi Hadid Gigi Hadid is pictured attending the HBO New York Premiere of “Being Serena” at Time Warner Center on April 25, 2018. Photo: Getty Images/Angela Weiss