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Bella Hadid's Mom Defends Her After Meryl Davis Criticizes Her Nike Campaign

Bella Hadid's Mom Defends Her After Meryl Davis Criticizes Her Nike Campaign

Bella Hadid‘s new campaign deal with Nike was announced this week and the brand was criticized by Olympic figure skater Meryl Davis for not using a professional athlete in its ads.

Meryl posted a collage of photos featuring Bella in Nike gear, Kylie Jenner in Puma clothing, and gymnast Aly Raisman wearing Reebok. She captioned the pic, “I’ll take the one promoted by the athlete please.”

Bella‘s mom Yolanda Hadid has come to her defense and told TMZ that her daughter competed in equestrian riding from when she was 3 until she was 15, when she was diagnosed with Lyme disease. She even had dreams of going to the Olympics in the sport.

“You obviously don’t have to be an athlete to wear or enjoy Nike wear,” Yolanda said.

WHO DO YOU AGREE with on the matter – Yolanda Hadid or Meryl Davis?

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  • Happy Camper

    I find Yolanda exhausting!

  • Joolz

    I’m tired of the Hadid/Fosters. Mind your own business. #TeamMeryl

  • Itsnotatumor

    I’m sick of Bella, Gigi and Kendall They are everywhere and they aren’t even good models. Bella especially with her one expression and dead eyes. She’s not an athlete so Team Meryl.

  • Casey C

    all power to Meryl.

  • StJames Jesse

    These girls are everywhere, but we can’t criticise them….Sorry, If they can’t cope with critics stay at home or go to the university.

  • lpcristhy

    Iam tired Of Gigi Hadid, Bella Hadid, Kendall Jenner they are not good models…

  • Gina

    Meryl better not apologize or backtrack. Only an athlete is gonna inspire me to buy athletic gear, not someone who calls the paps to catch them “going to the gym” in workout gear. Team Meryl, all day.

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  • jane

    i think regular people care what celebs wear and athletes care what other athletes use. meryl is coming at it from her pov, which is fine. but the dumb hadid thing appeals to the mass market