Bella Hadid has broken her silence on the disastrous Fyre Festival, a supposedly luxury festival in the Bahamas that turned out to be anything but.
The model had promoted the event in its early stages, but while festival goers were left stranded on an island with little food and water, in what has been described as a millennial ‘Lord of the Flies,’ Bella was nowhere to be seen. Paparazzi photographs showed her enjoying the sunshine with friends in Miami.
Hadid has now issued an apology to her fans, posting a message on Snapchat and Twitter last night.
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— Bella Hadid (@bellahadid) April 29, 2017
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Distancing herself from any involvement in the event, Hadid said, “Hey guys, I just want to address Fyre Festival…Even though this was not my project what so ever, nor was I informed about the production or process of the festival in any shape or form, I do know that it has always been out of great intent and that they truly wanted all of us to have the time of our lives.”
Addressing fans who said that she must’ve known of the impending disaster because she didn’t attend, she added, “I feel so sorry and badly because this is something that I couldn’t stand by, although of course if I would have known about the outcome, you would’ve known too. I hope everyone is safe and back with their families and loved ones.”
Despite this year’s disaster, organisers have said that Fyre Festival will be going ahead next year. Whether Bella will put her name to it this time remains to be seen. We highly doubt it.
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From: Harper’s BAZAAR UK