At this year’s Met Gala, people couldn’t help but notice the absence of some notable celebrities.
Of course, there are several possible reasons for this - work and scheduling conflicts being one, with another perhaps being that some stars still don’t want to go to big parties. There was also the Met Gala’s strict rule which required guests to prove their vaccination status, receive a negative Covid-19 test and wear a mask at all times unless eating.
Model Bella Hadid was among those missing from the event and her absence led to speculation that she was yet to get the jab.
Fans anticipated the US catwalk star, 24, would attend the biggest night in fashion in New York City on Monday, especially since her sister, fellow model Gigi Hadid, 26, attended, with the siblings usually going to the event together.
She has now answered speculation surrounding her absence by telling her 45.7m Instagram followers that she has been vaccinated.
She posted a photo of herself receiving the Covid-19 vaccine on her stories, captioning the post: “for anyone concerned.”
Hadid attended last attended the Met Gala back in 2019, but was notably absent from this year’s event. Getty Images
Hadid’s younger brother Anwar, 22, made headlines last year after stating that he “absolutely wouldn’t” take the Covid vaccine.
When asked “why are you anti-vaxx” in an Instagram Q&A, the model responded, “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,” Insider reported.
After facing backlash for his comments, Anwar -who like Bella also suffers from Lyme disease - insisted he was not anti-vaxx. In a statement posted on his Instagram story, he wrote: “I’m not ‘anti-vax’ I think everyone has to be careful with each vaccine individually looking at positive and possible negative effects. 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. Never meant to offend anyone with my words, and I am so grateful for all the frontline workers and doctors and the powerful work they have done during this time,” Grazia reported.