Dua Lipa has been all anyone’s talked about this year, with her non-stop hit music and equally as non-stop hit outfits. The British singer, whose album, Future Nostalgia, was dubbed one of 2020’s best releases, has recently relocated to Los Angeles, where she lives with her boyfriend of 18-months, Anwar Hadid – the younger brother of supermodels Gigi and Bella Hadid.
Though the couple often post about each other on social media, it’s rare that they’ll candidly speak about their relationship – or anything to do with their personal lives, for that matter. But in a recent Instagram Q+A, Hadid opened up about his beliefs, including when it comes to the COVID-19 vaccine.
When the 21-year-old was asked by an Instagram follower if he’d take the vaccine, Hadid responded, “Absolutely not.” He was then asked by another fan, “Why are you anti vax?” to which he replied, “Either I just don’t get it or I get it and god willing heal from it and get antibodies rather than do that process unnaturally, our bodies are made by the creator to do way more than we think.”
Naturally, chaos ensued with people dubbing the model and musician an ‘anti-vaxxer’ and slamming him for his uneducated, offhanded comments.
After a few days of silence, Hadid, who suffers from Lyme Disease, popped back online to clarify his position, writing, “Im not ‘anti vax’ I think everyone has to be careful with each vaccine individually looking at positive and possible negative effects,” he wrote.
“I have taken vaccines before but As someone who has had a compromised immune system. I want to continue to learn about the many ways i can protect myself and others.”
Hadid insisted that he “never meant to offend anyone” and offered thanks to “frontline workers and doctors and the powerful work they have done during this time.” He concluded, “I cant expect you all 2 know where my heart and head is at and thats where i went wrong, i will be more aware.”