Bella Hadid Apologizes for Fyre Festival Promo
Bella Hadid has apologized for taking part in a promotional shoot for Fyre Festival. The 20-year-old model urged fans to buy tickets to the event, organized by rapper Ja Rule and technology entrepreneur Billy McFarland, which was set to take place over two weekends, beginning on Friday.
People paid thousands of dollars for travel packages to the Exuma Cays to see performances from Blink-182, Major Lazer, Tyga, Pusha T, and Desiigner, but the festival was canceled on Friday after complaints from ticket holders. Hadid was among a group of models, including Kendall Jenner, Emily Ratajkowski, Hailey Baldwin and Chanel Iman, who took part in a photo shoot to promote the festival last year, and posted dozens of snaps on social media to tease the festival, but these have since been deleted. The model shared a heartfelt apology on Twitter on Saturday, and hoped those who had purchased tickets and were currently stranded in the Bahamas made it home safe.