Gigi Hadid’s Self-Obsession Rears To New Heights
Yah, I shit you not. It has indeed climbed to new heights. Let me just say, I get that this was supposed to be lighthearted, playful, and funny (or something) but it really just comes off as her being a raging narcissist (which would of course be accurate.) So let’s overanalyze it and laugh, since I see many people are already criticizing it.
Whether Gigi scripted this for herself in some brilliant stroke of genius, or someone else at Ralph Lauren scripted it for her as a dig at her most glaring character flaw, this short film speaks volumes of who she is and what she is concerned with at her core: mainly herself.
This sort of behavior should not be rewarded, encouraged, or found amusing. There’s not even a punchline to this video/story, or a single point where it becomes objectively humorous. It’s just Gigi talking about Gigi with lots of hair-raising self-importance sprinkled throughout.
Her particular strain of narcissism continues to fascinate me. I am genuinely in awe. And I sincerely thought she couldn’t get any worse, that is, until Matthew Dillon Cohen (the director) decided to visually represent for us the scary nadirs of her relentless self-obsession, which we often see splattered across her Instagram feed under the pretense of “modeling.” He also forced us to endure this two minute cringefest of a Ralph Lauren Fragrance ad where she speaks of herself in the third person the entire time, with zero mention of the fragrance itself.
I blame you all for making me talk about this stuff. Lord, I don’t know how Zayn does it, or why he did it…but unfortunately, it’s done and we’re stuck with this circus.
Lastly, her fans keep commenting that she’s “so talented,” and I’m just perplexed. What particular “talent” was exhibited in this clip? Certainly not her thespian abilities? I’m really sad that so many people equate beauty and fame to talent.
I quit. Everything is stupid.
Finally, for some people (i.e. Zarries) there is a continuation of the theme: “Gigi Copying Harry” which was somewhat explored in this post:
I don’t know. The jury’s still out on this one, but here’s the supposed evidence below.
Having watched the new Ralph Lauren commercial: “When Gigi Met Gigi” some viewers noted marked similarities between it’s direction (the presentation, retro setting, mirroring, mannerisms, attitude, tabletop dancing, chicks in pants suits etc.) vs Harry’s for the “Treat People With Kindness” music video, filmed in February 2020. I would love to know your take on all this!
It’s ok Gigi. We all wanna be Harry Styles too.
But I’d settle for just sleeping with hi-
–oh shit did I say that out loud??