Saturday, September 25, 2021

Modelling COVID

Bella Adid
A couple of amusing articles from the world of women who wear clothes for a living. Hey, don't knock it 'til you try it. First, from Page 6, Bella Hadid reveals vaccination status after skipping Met Gala 2021

She’s vaxxed.

Bella Hadid proved she got the COVID-19 vaccine after speculation mounted that she missed the 2021 Met Gala on Monday because of the event’s safety protocols.

“for anyone concerned , ” the supermodel, 24, captioned a photo of a nurse injecting her with a vaccine on her Instagram Story on Wednesday.
Gigi Adid

Her sister, Gigi Hadid, was present at the 2021 Met Gala wearing Prada. The pair usually attend the event together.

On Monday, all celebrities attending fashion’s biggest night were required to follow the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s visitor guidelines, which are in accordance with New York City’s
Maybe the vaccination was never the issue. Maybe she was having a spat with her sister. Maybe she thought the Met Gala would be full of pretentious idiots. Nah.

The second story of the interaction of modelling and WuFlu comes from Da Wire, regarding Gisele Bündchen, part of America's favorite breeding project, and a person with "fuck you money" from modelling, and husband Tom Brady, the GOAT, Gisele Bündchen Defends Fellow Supermodel Who Spoke Out Against Vaccine Mandates
Gisele Bündchen
Gisele Bündchen came to the defense of fellow supermodel Doutzen Kroes this weekend after Kroes spoke out against COVID-19 vaccine mandates.

“I know Doutzen and she is a kind and loving person. I can’t believe the hate being directed at her because she expressed her feelings,” Bündchen said via Instagram. “It saddens me to see all the judgment and the lack of empathy in so many peoples hearts. Hate is not the answer.”

“I invite you to silence your mind and go deep within to find love in your heart so we can all unite in peace and create harmony in our lives and in our world,” she added. “We need it more than ever.” 

Doutzen Kroes

Over the weekend, Kroes posted to social media that she’s against restrictions for the unvaccinated and said she will not be getting the vaccine herself.

“The past few months have been very peaceful without social media,” the model started her post. “A part of me wanted to escape into my family bubble and leave everything up to faith. That part of me believes in the power of consciousness, that whatever you give energy to will grow. So I tried to ignore the negative and focus on the positive. But at this point, I can no longer turn a blind eye to the injustice that is happening right in front of us.”
“Other people have given me hope and strength with their courage to stand up for our rights,” she continued. “They touched my heart and inspired me to do the same. So although my hands are shaking while writing this, I feel it is time to choose courage over comfort and speak my truth.”

“I will not be forced to take the shot,” asserted Kroes. “I will not be forced to prove my health to participate in society. I will not accept exclusion of people based on their medical status.”

“Freedom of speech is a right worth fighting for but we can only solve this united in peace and love!” the model added. “Pass on the torch of hope and love and speak your truth.”

Now, models are all, almost by definition, young and thin, and thereby in groups at minimal risk of WuFlu, so vaccination may not be high on their list of priorities. But good for Gisele, for sticking up for a friend against the forces of social media. Get the vaccine, or not. It's your life no mine. 

The Wombat has Rule 5 Sunday: Gwen Verdon up and awaiting your digital pleasure.

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