Bella Hadid’s Sadness Over Her Childhood

Following her sadness over no longer being able to eat chicken soup and gefilte fish as much as she used to, Israel-hating supermodel Bella Hadid is continuing her cry-fest.

This time it is over her childhood.

Bella Hadid has opened up about her ‘sadness’ at being denied the opportunity to grow up in ‘Muslim culture’ with her Palestinian father, saying she was ‘extracted’ from that side of her family when her mother moved her to California following her parents’ divorce.

The model, 25, is the daughter of Dutch supermodel and former reality star Yolanda Hadid, and Palestinian real estate developer Mohamed Hadid.

She was born in Washington, D.C., where she spent the first four years of her life growing up around relatives from her Palestinian side. 

But after her parents split when Bella was four, she and her siblings – Gigi and Anwar – relocated to Santa Barbara, California, with their mother.

Speaking to GQ in a new interview, the half-Palestinian star explained that she yearned for a chance to explore that side of her history after moving to the West coast. 

She said she would have loved to have studied and practiced the religion as a child, but ‘wasn’t given that’ opportunity.

‘I was with my Palestinian side [of the family in D.C.]’, she said. ‘And I got extracted when we moved to California.

‘I would have loved to grow up and be with my dad every day and studying and really being able to practice, just in general being able to live in a Muslim culture, but I wasn’t given that.’ 

She added of her upbringing in Santa Barbara, where she faced ‘racist name-calling:’ ‘For so long I was missing that part of me, and it made me really, really sad and lonely.’  

 Her childhood sounds like hell.

“Growing up on a ranch in Santa Barbara, I would go to school during the day, then go straight to the barn and ride my horses,” she revealed in the September 2017 issue of Vogue Arabia. The model, who claims she was riding horses before she learned how to walk, is a champion equestrian whose family lived on a horse ranch for over 10 years.

This is apparently her Santa Barbara home growing up. And this is where she stayed when with her dad. I cannot believe she survived this torture.

I do, though, feel sorry for her if she was bullied for being a Muslim. But it does not seem to have made her sensitive to the bullying of Jews, some of which she is responsible for with her social media posts.


David Lange

A law school graduate, David Lange transitioned from work in the oil and hi-tech industries into fulltime Israel advocacy. He is a respected commentator and Middle East analyst who has often been cited by the mainstream media

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