On Tuesday, Gigi Hadid took to her Instagram stories and penned an open letter, requesting paparazzi, fan clubs and press to blur her and Zayn Malik's baby girl Khai's face out of images clicked in public. She shared a long post, calling it 'a letter from a Mamma'. She also stated that she wants her daughter to see the world 'without the stress of the media circus'.
Gigi's post read, 'As our baby grows up we have to realize that we can't protect her from everything the way we wanted to and could when she was smaller. She loves seeing the world! and although she gets a lot of that out near the farm, she also gets to experience other places - a true blessing. On our most recent visits to New York, she has started to want her sun shade lifted up (something she is used to at home) and helps herself to it! She doesn't understand why she's covered in the city, or what I've wanted to protect her from.'
She added, 'I also want her to see the most amazing city in the world + the beautiful and diverse people that walk down the streets of NYC.... that is, without the stress of the media circus that comes with parents who are public figures. I know the laws change State to State, and I've seen some paparazzi photos of kids in NYC with their faces blurred - but, from asking around, I believe that that comes down to the integrity of the photographer, publications, or fans sharing the images.'
"I write this all to say: to the Paparazzi, press, and beloved fan accounts, you know we have never intentionally shared our daughters face on social media. Our wish is that she can choose how to share herself with the world when she comes of age, and that she can live as normal of a childhood as possible, without worrying about a public image that she has not chosen," added Gigi. The supermodel further requested paparazzi to 'PLEASE PLEASE blur her face out of images.' She also thanked the paparazzi who have been respectful of their boundaries when she takes baby Khai for casual strolls in New York.