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Gigi Hadid looks downcast as she steps out in New York after being targeted by anti-fur protest

She was set upon by bellowing anti-fur protesters at a meet-and-greet Thursday.

And Gigi Hadid looked faintly downcast when she was pap-snapped the following day strolling through New York City.

Minimizing on makeup, the 23-year-old supermodel went for a subdued outfit that consisted of a black hooded crop top and matching sweats.

Stepping out: Gigi Hadid looked faintly downcast when she was pap-snapped the following day strolling through New York City

Her trousers were hemmed around mid-calf, allowing a full view of her black high-top sneakers as she pounded the pavement.

She accessorized with a black leather pebble grain handbag, as well as glinting hoop earrings and a bronze-tinted pair of sunglasses.

The Los Angeles native gathered her hair into the same do she wore when she ran into her awkward situation the day prior.

Keeping it simple: Minimizing on makeup, the 23-year-old supermodel went for a subdued outfit that consisted of a black hooded crop top and matching sweats

Keeping it simple: Minimizing on makeup, the 23-year-old supermodel went for a subdued outfit that consisted of a black hooded crop top and matching sweats

On the go: Her trousers were hemmed around mid-calf, allowing a full view of her black high-top sneakers as she pounded the pavement

On the go: Her trousers were hemmed around mid-calf, allowing a full view of her black high-top sneakers as she pounded the pavement

Gigi, who has stepped out rocking fur on several occasions, was the center of an anti-fur protest on Thursday.

The 23-year-old model was in the middle of her Tommy Hilfiger meet-and-greet when protesters interrupted it with signs that read ‘Gigi kills,’ ‘animal abuser’ and ‘fur scum.’ 

It started when one of the anti-fur protesters, who had her sign hidden, was seen going up to the supermodel and getting a hug.

Garnish: She accessorized with a black leather pebble grain handbag, as well as glinting hoop earrings and a bronze-tinted pair of sunglasses

Garnish: She accessorized with a black leather pebble grain handbag, as well as glinting hoop earrings and a bronze-tinted pair of sunglasses

As Gigi autographed a picture, the woman rolled out her sign, with several other people joining in.

The older sister of Bella Hadid looked up but didn’t say anything as security and members of her team swooped in and took the signs.

The women were then escorted out of the event, which took place at the Macy’s in Herald Square.

Making a statement: Gigi, who has rocked fur on many occasions, was the center of a animal activist protest on Thursday at her Tommy Hilfiger meet-and-greet in NYC at Macy's

Making a statement: Gigi, who has rocked fur on many occasions, was the center of a animal activist protest on Thursday at her Tommy Hilfiger meet-and-greet in NYC at Macy’s

Bold: The 23-year-old model was in the middle of her Tommy Hilfiger meet and greet when several protesters interrupted it with signs that read 'Gigi kills,' 'animal abuser' and 'fur scum'

Bold: The 23-year-old model was in the middle of her Tommy Hilfiger meet and greet when several protesters interrupted it with signs that read ‘Gigi kills,’ ‘animal abuser’ and ‘fur scum’

The moment: Gigi was in the middle of signing her photo when the activist pulled out her sign

The moment: Gigi was in the middle of signing her photo when the activist pulled out her sign

After: Gigi was then seen leaving the autograph session soon after the anti- fur protest with her bodyguard in tow

After: Gigi was then seen leaving the autograph session soon after the anti- fur protest with her bodyguard in tow

Moment of chaos: Another person revealed their sign, which read 'animal abuser'

Moment of chaos: Another person revealed their sign, which read ‘animal abuser’

Keeping watch: Her bodyguard and her team members as the scene unfolded

Keeping watch: Her bodyguard and her team members as the scene unfolded

Gigi was then seen leaving the autograph session early with her bodyguard in tow after the fur protest. 

Interestingly enough, Tommy Hilfiger went fur-free in 2007.

Gigi has been working with the iconic brand designing collections since 2016 – the hugely successful Tommy X Gigi line. 

Before: One of the anti-fur protesters was seen going up to the supermodel and getting a hug

Before: One of the anti-fur protesters was seen going up to the supermodel and getting a hug

As it happened: As Gigi autographed a picture, the woman rolled out a sign, with several other people joining in

As it happened: As Gigi autographed a picture, the woman rolled out a sign, with several other people joining in

As it happened: As Gigi autographed a picture, the woman rolled out a sign, with several other people joining in

 Taking control: The older sister of Bella Hadid kept her head down as security and members of her team swooped in and took the signs

 Taking control: The older sister of Bella Hadid kept her head down as security and members of her team swooped in and took the signs

Making their exit: Security escorted the women out of the store

Making their exit: Security escorted the women out of the store

Before the protesters arrival, the blonde cat walker posed up a storm in her trendy Tommy X Gigi look from season four.

She flaunted her figure in a cut-out bodysuit with skintight bottoms, adding a coordinating jacket. 

The race car driver themed collection is already available on Tommy Hilfiger’s website.

The meet and greet was the last stop on the Tommy X Gigi Together Tour; Tommy Hilfiger announced the surprise autograph session just hours before on Instagram. 

Not pleased: Gigi pictured right after the protesters were escorted out of Macy's

Not pleased: Gigi pictured right after the protesters were escorted out of Macy’s

Heading home: Gigi pictured with her bodyguard after the in-store incident

Heading home: Gigi pictured with her bodyguard after the in-store incident

What a day: Gigi headed home following the anti-fur protest interruption at her Tommy event

What a day: Gigi headed home following the anti-fur protest interruption at her Tommy event

While Gigi has been seen rocking fur coats and accessories on many occasions, she has also donned faux fur pieces in the past as well.

This year has been pivotal in the anti-fur community with powerful design houses like Gucci, Michael Kors, Jimmy Choo, Versace announcing they are ditching fur.

They join labels like Stella McCartney (who has been fur free since it launched in 2011), Vivienne Westwood, Ralph Lauren, Calvin Klein, Armani and Hugo Boss.

Strike a pose: Before the protesters arrival, the blonde cat walker posed up a storm in trendy Tommy X Gigi look from season four, which just dropped

Strike a pose: Before the protesters arrival, the blonde cat walker posed up a storm in trendy Tommy X Gigi look from season four, which just dropped

Beaming: Gigi has been working with the iconic brand designing collections since 2016, with the Tommy X Gigi line

Beaming: Gigi has been working with the iconic brand designing collections since 2016, with the Tommy X Gigi line

Her choice: Gigi has worn fur on many occasions, including (l) in February 2017 and (r) January 2017 in New York City

Her choice: Gigi has worn fur on many occasions, including (l) in February 2017 and (r) January 2017 in New York City

Her choice: Gigi has worn fur on many occasions, including (l) in February 2017 and (r) January 2017 in New York City

What she wore: The cat walker designs collections for Tommy Hilfiger, which has been fur-free since 2007; Gigi pictured wearing a fur coat on December 11, 2016 in the Big Apple

What she wore: The cat walker designs collections for Tommy Hilfiger, which has been fur-free since 2007; Gigi pictured wearing a fur coat on December 11, 2016 in the Big Apple



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