Palestinian-American supermodel Bella Hadid on Friday said that she was shadow banned by Instagram for posting about Palestine.
“My Instagram has disabled me from posting on my story – pretty much only when it is Palestine based I’m going to assume,” the 25-year-old wrote on her Instagram story.
“When I post about Palestine I get immediately shadow banned and almost 1 million less of you see my stories and posts,” she adds.
In the following post, twenty-year-old model posted a screenshot of what appeared to be an attempt to re-post a video of Israeli forces assaulting an elderly Palestinian man, captioning it, “Won’t let me repost…for 2 hours now.”
Bella also told her 50 million Instagram followers that she’d been attempting to post for two hours but Instagram wouldn’t let her share information about Palestine.
She had previously highlighted concerns about evident prejudice in criticising persecution in other regions of the world, demanding the same amount of indignation against Muslim suffering as the outcry over Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.
Bella is the younger daughter of Palestinian American real estate developer Mohamed Hadid, who emigrated to the United States when he was a teenager and Dutch-born model Yolanda Hadid. Bella's sister Gigi is a supermodel and younger brother Anwar is also a model.
In March, Gigi Hadid announced to donate all of her fashion week’s earnings to the people of Ukraine and Palestine.