Gigi Hadid slams body shamers who call her too skinny

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Gigi's rant comes after she recently strutted her stuff down the catwalk at New York Fashion Week, stunning onlookers with bright pink hair, a zipped up pink crop top that exposed her midriff and a silver skirt. "She looks as if her body is starving", wrote another.

Gigi Hadid has responded to critics who said she looked too skinny during her New York Fashion Week appearances.

She wrapped up her statement with: 'I will not further explain the way my body looks...stop putting me in that box just because u dont understand the way my body has matured'.

Her posts began with the model discussing her long-term suffering with Hashimoto's disease, which she revealed to the public for the first time in December 2016.

Hadid first opened up about her health battles in 2016, telling ELLE magazine "my metabolism actually changed like insane this year". Symptoms can include tiredness, being sensitive to cold, weight gain, depression and muscle cramps, and if this isn't treated it can lead to complications such as an increased risk of developing cardiovascular disease and developing a goitre - an abnormal swelling of the thyroid gland that causes a lump to form in the throat.

The star then continued to explain that although she is skinnier, she's healthier on the inside and "is still learning and growing" with her body every day.

Gigi went on to say that while stress and excessive travel - the hallmarks of her career - can affect the body, she's always eaten the same.

Hadid ended a series of tweets, writing, "Please, as social media users & human beings in general, learn to have more empathy for others and know that you never really know the whole story".

"I have Hashimoto's disease".

Gigi Hadid looks wonderful modelling her new range with Tommy Hilfiger Gigi and sister Bella took the modelling world by a storm after gaining a fierce online following a few years ago.

The American model - who is dating Zayn Malik - insisted she will not make any further comment about her body, and has instead called on her social media follower to use the platform in a more positive, empathetic way.

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