Bella Hadid was ‘deeply hurt’ when she clapped back at a hater on social media

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I know that I’m an Old, but I really don’t understand the point of insulting people on their social media accounts. Like, why would you follow Bella Hadid on Instagram if you’re only going to post mean or bitchy comments directly TO her. I’m a Nasty Woman and I love to talk sh-t about a lot of people, but please… I’m too classy to talk sh-t TO a celebrity on their social media. Anyway, a few weeks back, someone did talk sh-t about Bella Hadid… on a fan-run account. And Bella saw the comment and responded:

Thanks to the genius Instagram account, @commentsbycelebs, (which yes, tracks comments celebs make on Instagram) they spotted that Bella called out an Instagram troll and caught all the comments for us to see. A Bella Hadid Instagram fan account, @ballahadid, shared a split photo of Kendall Jenner and Hadid with the comment, “Kenny or Bella?”

An Instagram user, @foufiasse, left a comment accusing both models of getting plastic surgery, while also attacking their personalities. “2 fake bitches sitting in a tree, first comes the nose job, then come the lips, oh and don’t forget the built in cheeks lmao y’all trippin’ fam, money can get you a new face but not a nicer personality which these two girls need.”

Hadid saw the comment and defended her character in a reply. “I wish you would know either of our personalities. And not only that, I wish you would only grasp a heart of your own. Blessings to you sweetheart. Jealousy is a cry for help that I wish I could help you with.” The Instagram user deleted her comment after Hadid responded, and added another: “@ballahadid it’s all gone girl, but seriously this whole thing has taught me a lot.”

[From People]

This would be like the social media version of me talking sh-t about Bella Hadid in a post and Bella commenting on Celebitchy under her real name that I’m a terrible person. Which… fair enough, I am. The fact that Bella was tracking the comments on a fan-run IG is an odd detail though, right? Well, anyway, Bella is not going to let any of this go. People Magazine caught up with her at Coachella and asked her about this mess:

Earlier this month Bella Hadid hit a breaking point. After an Instagram user left a negative comment about Hadid and Kendall Jenner’s appearance and personality, Hadid hit back hard — and she doesn’t regret it one bit.

“I usually never respond to anybody and I think that night I just really had had it,” Hadid tells PEOPLE at the Levi’s Coachella Brunch about her reaction to the negative comment. “At the end of the day I don’t want to mean, and I don’t want to ‘clap back.’ We’re all just human beings and it wasn’t even about what they said about our faces, it was just that — don’t attack my personality because you don’t know me. That’s what deeply hurts me.”

Over the weekend, the 21-year-old model told PEOPLE that it also hurt her to see Jenner’s personality attacked as well. “They don’t know Kendall either and people have their different perceptions of her, too. But she’s such an amazing girl and so kind and so sweet and really generous from her heart and people really don’t know that about her. I think that at that point I was just like, I’m done.”

While calling out a negative commenter was a “once-in-a-while kind of thing,” she’s learned to protect her privacy more on social media and not get too caught up in other people’s opinions, whether positive or negative.

“I used to be a really big over-sharer,” says Hadid, who counts over 17.4 million followers on the social media platform. “I learned that protecting myself and my heart is more important to me right now. I feel like at this point you sometimes start to believe the things that people say to you, whether it’s good or bad, but I like to share things that mean a lot to me.”

She wishes she can have a separate account to post more personal photos for her fans, but for now she’s keeping those kinds of things to herself. “I think to be able to conserve my own self, I need to be able to take a step back and keep my center and keep my privacy.”

[From People]

I get what she’s saying and she has every right to stand up for herself and refuse to be bullied online…but…again, this was a fan account! The person wasn’t talking sh-t TO Bella or trying to bully her directly. It’s a minor point, granted. But is it really bullying if you’re talking sh-t about a celebrity or model just… into the void of the internet? Also: I do think Bella has a personality. She’s had plastic surgery and she can sometimes look dead-eyed in photos, but the girl has personality.

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  1. Veronica S. says:

    LOL, there are strangers that have no problem insulting a woman to her face about her appearance. Why would we think the Internet – which removes the burden of owning the personal responsibility for one’s words – dissuade that behavior?

  2. Littlestar says:

    Is it even a comment worth responding to? Seems like a pretty average comment as far as celebrities go, especially celebrities they are exposed to younger demographics (the comment itself sounds immature). There’s no way she hasn’t had plastic surgery (minimally a nose job) so why even bother deflecting what’s obvious…on a fan account no less. I’m surprised a celebrity of her magnitude even reads internet comments, that can’t be healthy. I would never if I were a celebrity, get an assistant for that.

  3. Rose says:

    No comment aside from her body is killer in these denim shorts..damn ! Also she looks a lot like Jennifer Lawrence right ?

  4. Katy says:

    These girls, I’m sure do have a personality but to be perfectly honest they pose over and over and over with the “Dead Eye” look. It’s appears there is no one home and that is on them. If they don’t want people to think of them as having not a personality they might try smiling once in a while.

    • me says:

      I just hate the whole “you’re just jealous” reply. It’s not always about jealousy. I do think people need to be kinder. Has Bella or Kendall ever talked sh*t about someone? I’m sure they have…maybe not publicly, but around their own families or group of friends.

  5. Lucy says:

    Nepotism and surgeries aside (not that either are really any of my business), Bella has always seemed like a nice person to me. But even if I didn’t find her nice, I’d have zero reasons to talk sh*t about her online. The Internet is forever, peeps.

    • Peeking in says:

      I can’t knock nepotism, because if I had children, and I was in a position to give them a big hand up to succeed, I would! I’d give my kids all the advantages I possibly could.
      So, as much as some of these new models/actors/rappers (looking at Jaden) are annoying, I have no issue with their parents helping them.

  6. RspbryChelly says:

    The only “celebrity” I post shit on is Farrah Abraham. I don’t follow her but any time I hear another jacked up story that usually involves something insane or asinine with Sophia I check her ig for any kind of confirmation & yep, there it is. I can help & resist the urge w every other celeb, reality celeb, but w her not at all. I’m definitely not as mean as I could because I’m not a cyber bully but I thoroughly express my utter distaste for her

  7. Frosty says:

    Nothing to add really, but I think a lot of celebrities are aware of comments and participate themselves too. As testy as I’ve gotten in comments I find lately I delete more and more. I just don’t want to contribute to avoidable negativity now that I’m in my dotage lol

  8. Dr. Mrs. The Monarch says:

    If models cannot withstand scrutiny of their appearance, then it might be best to find a different career path. Modelling is a brutal industry. For these nepotism models, despite all their surgeries and procedures and fancy spa treatments, I’m sorry, I just don’t see it.

    Super models all have a defining trait that makes them special, it makes them stand out. Cindy’s mole, Tyra’s forehead, Georgia’s tooth gap, Giselle’s boobs etc. But the new girls have surgically removed anything that makes them look like more than a blank slate. They have the empty gaze of mannequins- so why should they ever be featured in anything bigger than a department store catalogue?

    Their personality may be enormous- Naomi shows that on every runway, in every photo. But this current crop of girls just don’t know how to convey it through their frozen faces.

  9. Anniefannie says:

    I think her objection to the poster making comments re: their personalities is spot on.
    People often comment on a celebs attributes based on pics and so on..
    Even in interviews that is likely her public persona!
    I think it’s kinda creepy when people are over familiar and feel they really ” know ” celebrities and comment with such certitude.

  10. Kim says:

    The comment was true. It may not have been kind or appropriate, but at least it was honest.