Gigi Hadid and other celebs who penned open letters

The model issues public plea to paparazzi asking to respect daughter's privacy

Stars Insider

07/07/21 | StarsInsider

CELEBRITY Life

Open letters have proven to be a powerful way to get a message out there, and many celebrities have started penning them as a vehicle for change, revelations, or to combat tabloids.

Gigi Hadid is one of the many stars who got to welcome her baby, daughter Khai, in pandemic-afforded privacy. But now that the world is slowly starting to open up, the famously low-profile model decided to address the public about her and Zayn Malik's nine-month-old child. 

In what she titled a "letter from a mamma" on July 5, Hadid addressed the paparazzi, the press, and fan accounts about her wishes in raising her little girl. "As our baby grows up we have to realize that we can't protect her from everything the way we wanted to and could when she was smaller," she wrote. She explained that she wants her daughter to see the diversity of NYC, but "without the stress of the media circus that comes with parents who are public figures."

Hadid acknowledged the laws around paparazzi taking photos of children differ between states, though she's seen paps blur kids' faces in their photos. "From asking around," she continued, "I believe that that comes down to the integrity of the photographer, publications or fans sharing the images." And that's where her plea, and her argument for the protection of minors at large, comes in.

Click through this gallery to read what Hadid had to say, and see more open letters from the stars.

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