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Bella Hadid Flips Off NYPD Officers, Takes A Stand For A Good Cause

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By Kay Lewis

Model Bella Hadid is very serious when it comes to the use of masks to prevent the spread of COVID-19. In fact, she is so serious that the 23-year-old posted a story on her Instagram of her flipping off employees of the New York Police Department. Hadid posted a photo standing in front of a group of NYPD officers outside of City Hall in downtown Manhattan. The first photo she posted was in front of three officers sans mask and hanging around like there isn’t work to be done. She captioned the photo “WEAR A DAMN MASK !!”.

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She Isn't A Fan Of The NYPD Right Now

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She wrote on the photo, “u guys look goofy”. In the second photo the supermodel posed with the second set of unmasked police officers but this time, she was flipping them off. The beauty wrote a separate caption for this post where she directly addressed the law-breaking police officers. “Hi @nypd masks are for all of our safety, not just urs… 😊.” In case anyone was confused about who Hadid was referring to, in addition to tagging the police department, she even drew arrows on the photo pointing to the police who clearly were not interested in the safety of people they are supposed to be protecting.

There Is A Mandate To Wear Masks In NY

Bella with sister, model Gigi Hadid
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Surprise, surprise the officers were actually violating a NY mandate by not covering their mouth and nose with a mask. The NY state department issued a statement a while back about the importance of wearing a mask. “Everyone [must] wear a face covering when outside their home if unable to maintain at least six feet of distance from others.” One would assume that if anyone should be a proper example of holding up a law it would be the very police officers that Hadid photographed maskless.

Bella Is Using Her Platform For Good

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The model has become quite the activist as of lately, using her platform to spread awareness about several social issues like COVID-19 and most recently the disaster that struck Lebanon. Hadid posted about the attack on Beirut just after she called out the police for their lack of care when it comes to masks. “My eyes and heart are crying for you Lebanon. Over 150 people dead, thousands injured or missing....” she wrote. “I am sorry you have to endure this kind of disaster my brothers and sisters...” She accompanied the heartfelt caption with a photo of a woman playing the piano in a house that was destroyed by the attack.

The Model Is Trying To Help As Much s She Can

Bella with her father Mohamed Hadid
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The model is Palestinian & Dutch. She shared with her fans that she will be donating to help and hopes that they can as well. “I will be sending donations to the Lebanese Red Cross, as well as ALL of the smaller organizations in Beirut from the last slide of this post. I hope you will join me.” She also shared a few stats with her followers about the number of people who have been displaced not only from the attack but COVID-19 as well. “We need to collectively support immediate humanitarian relief. Stand UP and stand TOGETHER. I love you all out there. Beirut - I am wrapping you in a golden blanket of light and strength. I see you and support you. I am sorry.”

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