Bella Hadid Apologised For Fyre Fest, Kind Of

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If you’re unfamiliar with the disaster now infamously known as Fyre Festival, then do yourself a favour and read up on it here. With packages ranging anywhere from $4,000 (£3,100) to $12,000 (£9,300) per ticket (and up to $250,000 (£193,000) for VIP packages), the luxury music fest promised attendees a “cultural moment created from a blend of music, art, and food.” It didn’t end or begin well.
The pricey event was promoted by some celebrity A-listers, influencers, and models. One of those people was model Bella Hadid.
In a statement released Saturday via Twitter, Hadid addressed the disaster.
“Hey guys, I just wanted to address Fyre Festival…Even though this was not my project what so ever, nor was I informed about the production or process of the festival in any shape or form, I do know that it has always been out of great intent and they truly wanted all of us to have the time of our lives.
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"I initially trusted this would be an amazing & memorable experience for all of us, which is why I agree to do one promotion not knowing about the disaster that was to come. I feel so sorry and badly because this is something I couldn't stand by, although of course if I would have known about the outcome, you would have all known too. I hope everyone is safe and back with their families and loved ones,” she wrote, ending with a butterfly and heart emoji.
After an onslaught of tweets from festival goers and exposés written by former staff, it seems the high-profile event — which was co-organised by Ja Rule and promoted by Kendall Jenner, Emily Ratajkowski, and Hailey Baldwin — was doomed from the start. Clearly, Hadid wants to distance herself from this major PR disaster as much as possible. It's hard to blame her for that.
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