Protestors Crash Gigi Hadid’s Tommy Hilfiger Launch Event

Gigi Hadid had a busy week in New York. Between celebrating her birthday on Monday, supporting Serena Williams with sister Bella Hadid on Wednesday and hosting a Gigi Hadid x Tommy Hilfiger event on Thursday, it was a festive stretch.

However, last night’s launch turned controversial when protestors stormed the site amid Hadid’s appearance.

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Gigi Hadid poses in Gigi Hadid x Tommy Hilfiger apparel at her launch event.
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The model was at Macy’s Herald Square to commemorate her watch collection with Tommy Hilfiger, clad in apparel from her namesake collection with the designer. She could be seen posing for photos and signing autographs with fans while on the scene until a small group of protestors disrupted the flow.

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Gigi Hadid poses with a fan at the event.
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A protestor crashes Gigi Hadid’s Tommy Hilfiger launch event.
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Photographs captured the seemingly brief moment in which the anti-fur crowd appeared holding accusatory signs, such as “Animal Abuser,” aimed at Hadid. Security swiftly de-escalated the situation and escorted the protestors out of the venue.

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Protestors storm the Gigi Hadid x Tommy Hilfiger launch event.
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The 23-year-old appeared to remain wholly composed throughout the ordeal, maintaining the same demeanor throughout. And Hadid’s fans showed support.

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Gigi Hadid captured after protestors crashed her event.
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Twitter user @nourspot posted a selfie with Hadid, captioning the photo “so unfair what happened to you today.” She continued,”you showed strength and love and I was so lucky to be the last one to give you a big hug.”

Neither Hadid nor Tommy Hilfiger have spoken publicly about the incident.

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