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Bella Hadid Called Out Her Security and Came to the Defense of a Female Paparazzi

Not all heroes wear capes.


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Even when Bella Hadid isn’t working as a model, the 20-year-old is often in front of the camera. Thanks to her celebritydom, her near-every move is tracked by the paparazzi. With that little privacy, you would think that Hadid’s relationship with the paparazzi would be strained at best. But, despite those feelings, Hadid came to the defense of one as she was leaving Michael Kors’ New York Fashion Week show, which she walked in.

In a video clip, obtained by TMZ, you can see just how hectic Hadid’s life is when she’s outdoors. The model has a security detail team that’s at least five people deep just to walk to her car. The scene is chaotic as swarms of photographers make their way to her, only to be shooed away by her guards. But when one of her security team members swats away a female photographer, Bella calls him out. “Can you please don’t touch her,” she says to the guard, while attempting to barricade herself between the two parties. “Are you okay? Are you okay?” she asks the woman. “Don’t touch her,” she repeats to the guard, before storming away into her black SUV.

Hadid’s relationship with the paparazzi is a conflicted one, as earlier this summer she announced her plans to move because of incidents with photographers. “On another note – whoever thinks it’s OK to photograph into someones home & private space is straight up sick, sad & f–ked up. time to move,” she tweeted in June after photos of her with her friend Jordan Barnett in her own home were circulating.

Just last month, Hadid reportedly had to duck off the street just to find refuge from the paparazzi. She allegedly waited it out at The VNYL in the East Village, as Page Six reported, and was reportedly overhead saying “Ugh, I’m just trying to do my grocery shopping.”

Last year Hadid opened up about her fame, telling Glamour, “I don’t walk down the street like, ‘I’m famous.’ It’s still weird to me when people ask for pictures. My close friends from high school keep me grounded—they don’t care about what I do. I’m still the same person I was, and I try hard not to change.”

A Brief History of Bella Hadid at Paris Couture Week

Bella Hadid walks the runway during the Chanel Haute Couture Spring Summer 2016 show as part of Paris Fashion Week on January 26, 2016 in Paris, France.

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Bella Hadid walks the runway during the Atelier Versace Haute Couture Fall/Winter 2016-2017 show as part of Paris Fashion Week on July 3, 2016 in Paris, France.

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Bella Hadid outside Versace during Paris Fashion Week Haute Couture F/W 2016/2017 on July 3, 2016 in Paris, France.

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Bella Hadid walks the runway during the Christian Dior Haute Couture Fall/Winter 2016-2017 show as part of Paris Fashion Week on July 4, 2016 in Paris, France.

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Bella Hadid walks the runway during the Alexandre Vauthier Haute Couture Fall/Winter 2016-2017 show as part of Paris Fashion Week on July 5, 2016 in Paris, France.

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Bella Hadid walks the runway at Fendi Roma 90 Years Anniversary fashion show at Fontana di Trevi on July 7, 2016 in Rome, Italy.

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Bella Hadid walks the runway at Fendi Roma 90 Years Anniversary fashion show at Fontana di Trevi on July 7, 2016 in Rome, Italy.

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Bella Hadid is seen on January 23, 2017 in Paris, France.

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Bella Hadid walks the runway during the Chanel Haute Couture Spring Summer 2017 show as part of Paris Fashion Week on January 24, 2017 in Paris, France.

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Bella Hadid attends the Christian Dior Haute Couture Spring Summer 2017 Bal Masque as part of Paris Fashion Week on January 23, 2017 in Paris, France.

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Bella Hadid is seen leaving the Chanel Fashion Show during Paris Fashion Week : Haute Couture F/W 2017-2018 on January 24, 2017 in Paris, France.

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Bella Hadid walks the runway during the Alexandre Vauthier Haute Couture Spring Summer 2017 show as part of Paris Fashion Week on January 24, 2017 in Paris, France.

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Bella Hadid walks the runway during the Alexandre Vauthier Haute Couture Spring Summer 2017 show as part of Paris Fashion Week on January 24, 2017 in Paris, France.

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Alexandre Vauthier and Bella Hadid attend the Swarovski Celebrates 10 Seasons X Alexandre Vauthier cocktail and dinner at Hotel Ritz on January 24, 2017 in Paris, France.

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Bella Hadid out and about in Paris, France, on July 1, 2017.

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Bella Hadid attends Miu Miu Cruise Collection show as part of Haute Couture Paris Fashion Week on July 2, 2017 in Paris, France.

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Bella Hadid walks the runway during Miu Miu Cruise Collection show as part of Haute Couture Paris Fashion Week on July 2, 2017 in Paris, France.

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Bella Hadid is seen on July 3, 2017 in Paris, France.

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Bella Hadid is seen in Paris, France, on June 3, 2017.

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Bella Hadid attends ‘Christian Dior, couturier du reve’ Exhibition Launch celebrating 70 years of creation at Musee Des Arts Decoratifs on July 3, 2017 in Paris, France.

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Bella Hadid presents a creation by Alexandre Vauthier during the 2017-2018 fall/winter Haute Couture collection in Paris on July 4, 2017.

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Bella Hadid walks the runway during the Alexander Vauthier Haute Couture Fall/Winter 2017-2018 show as part of Haute Couture Paris Fashion Week on July 4, 2017 in Paris, France.

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Bella Hadid attends Vogue Foundation Dinner during Paris Fashion Week as part of Haute Couture Fall/Winter 2017-2018 at Musee Galliera on July 4, 2017 in Paris, France.

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Bella Hadid walks the runway during the Maison Margiela Haute Couture Fall/Winter 2017-2018 show as part of Haute Couture Paris Fashion Week on July 5, 2017 in Paris, France.

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