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Bella Hadid Says She’s Learned to Risk Her Career to Take a Stand

Bella Hadid Says She’s Learned to Risk Her Career to Take a Stand

GQ Magazine sat down with maybe the world’s most famous supermodel Bella Hadid to talk a little bit about her upcoming pivot to acting. She’ll be joining her friend, actor and comedian Ramy Yusef on Ramy to play his “weirdo girlfriend.” GQ Magazine sat down with both Yusef and Hadid to get the scoop on the role, and ended up having some interesting conversations around Hadid’s own priorities.

Hadid is of Palestinian decent, and she’s been willing to speak up for Palestine, calling attention to the conflict in the Middle East and advocating for Palestinians. Initially, she said she was a little nervous about using her platform to speak into such a complex situation, and she has been criticized for her advocacy. “I realized that I’m not on this earth to be a model,” she told GQ. “I’m so lucky and blessed that I’m in a position where I can speak out the way that I do. And really, the downfall is what? That I lose my job?”

Wherever you land on the situation in Israel, this is a smart way for a celebrity to think about their considerable influence: currency to effect change.

When Ramy premiered, it was one of the few shows on TV to actually address what it’s like to be a Muslim in the U.S. Now, it’s joined by shows like CBS’s United States of Al, TBS’s Chad and Disney Plus’ Ms. Marvel.

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