After releasing the most civil break-up statements of all time, Gigi Hadid and Zayn Malik have been spotted out and about again, leaving their wild fandom wondering what the heck is going on. They’ve been pretty quiet about things, with Zayn going so far as reminding people (correctly) that he doesn’t need to label his relationship for others. But when someone posted a message on Instagram taking jabs at the couple, Gigi quickly spoke up.
The Instagram caption, posted to a private account (but one that Hadid definitely seems to be aware of), read, “Confession: Whatever zigi does for promo. Fact is that, Zayn is not going to follow gigi or ever post her picture on his Instagram again.”
Gigi, who implied that it wasn’t the first time the account had tagged her in a negative post, responded with a long comment that gently urged people negatively invested in her private life to focus on something else.
“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,” she wrote through her verified Instagram account. (More on that tattoo here, by the way.)
It’s not the first time the model has taken Internet trolls to task. Back in April, she did an interview with W Magazine, where she discussed the scrutiny she faces online, particularly around her body image. “Most of it is just nonsense,”she said. “But it can still hurt.” And she also hasn’t shied away from confronting people directly. When someone criticized her for appearing too skinny a few years ago, she responded by saying, “Your comment won’t get me down, but next time, please think about the young women who may read body-judgement comments and judge themselves as they see their bodies growing and therefore naturally changing, too.”
Her response to the Instagram account analyzing her relationship was also pretty direct, but she wrote that it wasn’t coming from a bad place:
“The energy you put into this does not serve… your life in any way kids…. 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.”
Hopefully that keeps the speculation at bay for a while.