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Bella Hadid Apologizes For Promoting Fyre Festival

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Bella Hadid Fyre Festival

By Shari Weiss |

Bella Hadid Fyre Festival

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Bella Hadid is apologizing for the promoting the Fyre Festival. The model is speaking out one day after the disastrous event was canceled.

The Fyre Festival was billed to fans as a two-weekend luxury concert celebration in the Bahamas. Ja Rule served as one of the organizers, and acts like Blink-182 were lined up to perform. And popular stars such as Hadid and Kendall Jenner were called on to promote the festival on social media and in a video. But attendees arrived on the island to discover chaos. There were low-quality tents, cheese sandwiches, and what many described as “refugee-like” conditions. And the backlash wasn’t just directed at Ja Rule, but also the celebs who helped promote the event, for which would-be participants were charged thousands of dollars.

Now Hadid, who was criticized for being pictured in Miami during all the mishaps, is speaking out about the controversy. In a statement posted to Twitter on Saturday afternoon, the brunette beauty says this was “not my project” and she wasn’t “informed about the production and process,” but maintains the motivation behind the festival was genuine. She “trusted” it would be a worthwhile event “for all of us,” and so she “agreed to do one promotion… not knowing the disaster that was to come.”

“I feel so sorry and badly because this is something I couldn’t stand by, although of course if I would have known about the outcome, you would have all known, too,” Hadid writes. She adds, “I hope everyone is safe and back with their families and loved ones.” Pal Jenner, who is still coming off her Pepsi commercial scandal, has not commented.

 


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