Gigi and Bella Hadid's Palestinian-American father Mohamed APOLOGIZES for ... trends now

Gigi and Bella Hadid's Palestinian-American father Mohamed APOLOGIZES for ... trends now
Gigi and Bella Hadid's Palestinian-American father Mohamed APOLOGIZES for ... trends now

Gigi and Bella Hadid's Palestinian-American father Mohamed APOLOGIZES for ... trends now

Gigi and Bella Hadid's Palestinian-American father has apologized for a slew of hateful messages he sent to New York Congressman Ritchie Torres. 

Mohamed Hadid, 75, offered a tepid walk back of his attack on Torres, where he began: 'I need to apologize. Not for the anger I feel but for the words I used to express that anger.'

'I intended to express how Mr. Torres is a shill being used by Israel,' the real estate developer added, echoing much of the sentiment in the rest of his apology. 

His remarks followed a report by the New York Post detailing how Hadid has spent the past few months targeting Torres online for the congressman's support for Israel following the October 7 Hamas attacks. 

Mohamed Hadid, father of models Bella and Gigi (pictured together in 2016), offered an apology for insulting messages sent to Congressman Ritchie Torres, saying: 'I need to apologize. Not for the anger I feel but for the words I used to express that anger'

Mohamed Hadid, father of models Bella and Gigi (pictured together in 2016), offered an apology for insulting messages sent to Congressman Ritchie Torres, saying: 'I need to apologize. Not for the anger I feel but for the words I used to express that anger' 

New York Congressman Ritchie Torres said after receiving the barrage of abuse that 'Mr. Hadid felt so at ease demonizing and dehumanizing a black Member of Congress reveals a tragic truth about our politics'

New York Congressman Ritchie Torres said after receiving the barrage of abuse that 'Mr. Hadid felt so at ease demonizing and dehumanizing a black Member of Congress reveals a tragic truth about our politics' 

Hadid offered a tepid walk back of his messages to Torres, where he followed up his apology by branding the representative a 'shill being used by Israel'

Hadid offered a tepid walk back of his messages to Torres, where he followed up his apology by branding the representative a 'shill being used by Israel' 

In texts to Torres, Hadid branded him 'worse than the rats of the New York sewage system'. 

Torres, who is gay, was also told by the model's father that he 'might get a job as a bouncer in a gay bar', and that he should 'dress as KKK to hide that ugly gray colored face of yours.' 

In the face of backlash to the messages being published, Hadid issued an apology for his language, but took the opportunity to throw a few more insults Torres' way. 

He said that Torres is a 'shill' for Israel, 'a state that not only 'mistreats black and brown people but pinkwashes their atrocities using their projected gay rights as a shield for their human rights violations.'

'My feeling after 76 years of being a refugee from the country where I and my ancestors were born and watching a genocide unfold are at an all time high,' he continued. 

'I am watching United States politicians work as AIPAC [American Israel Public Affairs Committee] messengers of genocide. 

'I used the wrong words to express this anger but the anger is warranted. To send black and brown and other marginalized communities to do the dirty work of two countries who have never respected them is wrong. 

'I apologize to my community for directing the conversation to this. And even for a minute away from Palestine. All eyes on Palestine. Free Palestine.' 

Hadid held similar criticisms of Torres in his barrage of messages to the representative, which also included: 'You are just unusual Black and colorful mouth for Israeli and AIPAC and looking for payday of over 500K.' 

Torres has ben outspoken in his support for Israel following the October 7 Hamas terrorist attacks. He is pictured touring a destroyed home at Kibbutz Nir Oz on April 01, 2024 in Nir Oz, Israel

Torres has ben outspoken in his support for Israel following the October 7 Hamas terrorist attacks. He is pictured touring a destroyed home at Kibbutz Nir Oz on April 01, 2024 in Nir Oz, Israel

Nova festival survivor Ofir Amir (L) speaks with US Rep. Ritchie Torres (R) during a visit to the Nova festival memorial on April 01, 2024 in Re'im, Israel

Nova festival survivor Ofir Amir (L) speaks with US Rep. Ritchie Torres (R) during a visit

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