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Gigi Hadid was on her way out of a Max Mara show at Milan Fashion Week when “prankster” Vitalii Sediuk attempted to lift her up off the street. He got elbowed in the face for his trouble, because Gigi is not messing around. Now Sediuk is trying to frame his “stunt” as some sort of commentary on fame.


In a statement to The Hollywood Reporter, Sediuk explains that he’s just mad about how fashion takes over Milan, but even madder that a pretty girl is allowed to participate in high fashion, even though in his uneducated estimation she’s not a true talent:

“While I consider Gigi Hadid beautiful, she and her friend Kendall Jenner have nothing to do with high fashion. By doing this, I encourage the fashion industry to put true talents on the runway and Vogue covers instead of well-connected cute girls from Instagram,” Sediuk says.

“You can call it a manifest or a protest. This is also a wake-up call for Anna Wintour, who turned Vogue into a tabloid by putting Kardashians and other similar celebrities on a cover of a well-respected magazine,” he adds.

Asked how he responds to allegations that his latest “stunt” amounts to nothing more than an assault on a woman, Sediuk responds, “Don’t be over-dramatic.”

Wow. Much Noble. Very fashion.


Meanwhile, Papa Hadid is very proud of his Gigi for jabbing this guy in the face, and frankly, so am I:

Though she was clearly able to handle herself, Ansel Elgort wanted to know why Gigi’s singing robot boyfriend wasn’t there to protect her:

I don’t know about that, Gigi. Zayn is programmed for love, not war, and obviously she didn’t need him.