Gigi Hadid Asks The Press To Blur Photos Of Her Daughter Khai Malik's Face, And You Need To Hear This

    "Our wish is that she can choose how to share herself with the world."

    You know supermodel Gigi Hadid and former One Direction hunk Zayn Malik welcomed their first child, daughter Khai Hadid Malik, last September.

    Gigi Hadid and Zayn Malik show PDA after leaving a restaurant in NoHo celebrating a birthday on January 11, 2020, in New York City

    Zayn has called Khai "an amazing baby." Gigi has gone on the record about the "simple things" that make motherhood such a special experience. Clearly, they are just the greatest parents!

    Zayn Malik and Gigi Hadid are seen walking daughter Khai in her stroller in NoHo on March 25, 2021, in New York City

    And as great parents, they are unafraid of doing what it best for their child. It is why Gigi Hadid wrote an open letter to "the paparazzi, press, and beloved fan accounts" about Khai, and it is why we should listen.

    On her Instagram story, Gigi wrote, "As our baby grows up, we have to realize that we can’t protect her from everything the way we wanted to and could when she was smaller."

    A screenshot of Gigi Hadid's open letter to the Paparazzi

    "I know the laws change state to state, and I’ve seen some paparazzi photos of kids in NYC with their faces blurred — but, from asking around, I believe that that comes down to the integrity of the photographer, publications, or fans sharing the images."

    "I write this all to say: To the paparazzi, press, and beloved fan accounts, you know we have never intentionally shared our daughter's face on social media," she continued.

    "Our wish is that she can choose how to share herself with the world when she comes of age, and that she can live as normal of a childhood as possible, without worrying about a public image that she has not chosen."

    Gigi made her plea — not just as a celebrity mom, but as a mom in general.

    "It would mean the world to us, as we take our daughter to see and explore NYC and the world, if you would PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE blur her face out of the images, if and when she is caught on camera," she said.

    "I know it’s an extra effort — but as a new mom, I just want the best for my baby, as all parents do…and I hope this can continue the conversation to protect minors in the media, even if they come from a public family."

    Gigi Hadid is seen with daughter Khai on April 08, 2021 in New York City, New York

    She thanked those who have been respectful of Khai, and concluded with a powerful message.

    Gigi Hadid walks the runway during the Isabel Marant show as part of Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Fall/Winter 2020/2021 on February 27, 2020 in Paris, France

    "For a child, I can imagine that close or dramatic paparazzi frenzies must be overwhelming and disorienting…it still is as an adult that understands and deals with it often."

    Model Gigi Hadid is seen on February 25, 2020 in Paris, France

    Say it again for the people in the back! It is not up to paparazzi to decide when Khai becomes a public figure with her image plastered all over tabloids. That is her choice and her choice alone.