After my “Staged Pap Walk” post from the other day, Zigi did yet another staged pap walk. It just screams: something is up. Who knows what. At first I thought it was preparing us for something they’ll eventually promote, like a music video or a brand deal etc. But now I agree with others who think it might be a reaction to something, and therefore is damage control. Possibly something in his GQ cover story. But it may even be a reaction to Zarries discussing Zayn’s answer for “Tightrope” which made it very clear he was discussing his sexuality imo. The only people who refuse to acknowledge that are his deluded stans who hate on everyone continuously because they believe in a version of Zayn that simply does not exist (but is sold to them by the media and Gigi.) Meanwhile Zayn is crying “nobody is listening.”
The way Gigi is always the one initiating this awkward contact with him during these pap walks is so cringy. It looks unnatural and domineering, but it works to convince the sheeple that they’re the real thing. Meanwhile Zayn often walks in large gaps until she locks him at her side with a firm hand. And he walks with his hands in his pockets, which is a closed off touch-me-not sort of body language that contrasts from hers.
He often looks like a lost child next to her, not a confidant global popstar (like he used to be) or even an equal in this relationship. You can tell she’s the one desperate to sell the “happy” narrative, while he’s just trying to get on with his life. She tells Vogue how picturesque their family is and how they’ve moved in together in a cottage on the farm, yet Zayn talks about how they’ve got a lot going on individually and isn’t looking to settle down for a long time. As in all things, he does the bare minimum and generally looks like a hostage around her, yet chooses to be there. There’s such a concerted effort to push a certain image of them in the media that all I can do is sigh at this point.
Here’s Gigi forcing contact with Zayn in front of the pap cameras:
I noticed lots of people mentioning Gigi doing some challenge, so I found it, and I agree with the sentiments floating around here. And I must say, I’ve never seen someone so self-adoring or full of themselves in my entire life. Does she never get bored of “trying” to glorify herself in every way? There is a difference between confidence and being outright conceited and she crossed that line long ago. Her Instagram (like the accounts of her many vapid counterparts) is basically a shrine to herself. And this generation applauds that crap like it’s empowering. And I don’t care that her career is modeling. That’s no justification for relentless narcissism. At least there’s one positive in this clip: it’s promoting Zayn’s music.
Feel free to share your thoughts below. I have nothing else to say.