Don't mess with Gigi Hadid. The supermodel was forced to defend herself after a strange man grabbed her and picked her up in the street during Milan Fashion Week.
The scary incident occurred when she and sister Bella Hadid were leaving the Max Mara show. A man grabbed 21-year-old Gigi from behind, lifting her up in the air until she elbowed him in the face in order for him to let go. She yelled, "Let go of me! Who the fuck are you? You piece of shit!" until he ran away.
Here's video of what happened:
Gigi defended herself when a man grabs her after the Max Mara show. pic.twitter.com/IsHEkTkkER— Hadid News (@HadidNews) September 22, 2016
While Gigi reacted in a brave way, tabloids in the U.K. ran images of the model elbowing the man in the face alongside the headline, "Not Model Behavior," instead of reporting the full incident.
Rachel McGrath, a Huffington Post UK editor, decided to step in and reword the headline more appropriately, catching Gigi's attention:
THANK YOU Rachel.— Gigi Hadid (@GiGiHadid) September 22, 2016
To unknown article writer: fan?!!! The ACTUAL fans that were there can tell you what happened. I'm a HUMAN BEING — https://t.co/G7Pbp0G8yP
and had EVERY RIGHT to defend myself. How dare that idiot thinks he has the right to man-handle a complete stranger. He ran quick tho ????????????????— Gigi Hadid (@GiGiHadid) September 22, 2016
"I'm a HUMAN BEING—and had EVERY RIGHT to defend myself. How dare that idiot thinks he has the right to man-handle a complete stranger. He ran quick tho," the model wrote, standing up for herself on Twitter.
You go, Gigi.
This article originally appeared on Cosmopolitan.com. Minor edits have been made by the Cosmo.ph editors.