Yolanda Hadid responds to TikTok video claiming she 'starved' daughters Gigi and Bella during their early modeling careers

Screenshots of Yolanda Hadid and a bowl of almonds
Yolanda Hadid in her latest TikTok video.Yolanda Hadid/TikTok
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  • Yolanda Hadid responded to a TikTok video that criticized her parenting skills on Thursday.

  • The video, shared in July, claimed Yolanda "starved her daughters, among other accusations. 

  • Yolanda mocked the accusations by calling herself the "worst mom ever" in the video. 

Yolanda Hadid responded to a popular TikTok that criticized her parenting and accused her of starving her daughters Gigi and Bella as they pursued modeling.

On Thursday, Yolanda, 58, appeared to respond specifically to backlash over an infamous "Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" scene where she suggested that Gigi – who told her mother she was feeling "weak" – eat "a couple of almonds."

In her video, Yolanda completed tasks like checking her garden and visiting her horse while eating a large bowl of almonds.

"#worstmomever," Yolanda wrote, adding, "#almonds."

Representatives for Yolanda Hadid did not immediately respond to Insider's request for comment.

People and US Weekly reported that the claims against Yolanda were shared by TikTok user pattypopculture in a video posted in July. In the video, the TikTok user claimed that Yolanda encouraged her daughters to follow restrictive diets and shared clips from the family's time on the "The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills."



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"She militantly watched over their food and made sure they never ate anything too calorie-dense. Not even cake on their birthday," the TikTok user said.

In one clip, Gigi is on the phone with Yolanda and tells her mother that she's feeling "really weak."

"I had, like, half an almond," Gigi told Yolanda.

Yolanda, a former model, responded: "Have a couple of almonds and chew them really well."

Bella and Gigi Hadid kiss their mother, Yolanda, at "Making A Model With Yolanda Hadid" premiere.
A TikTok video criticized Yolanda Hadid's parenting.Bryan Bedder/Getty Images

As of Sunday, the video garnered six million views and more than 771,000 likes. Similar videos have gained traction on TikTok, including one video with seven million views that highlighted the differences between how Yolanda and Kris Jenner discuss food with their respective children.

Since stepping back from "The Real Housewives," both Gigi and Bella have spoken about body image.

In 2015, Gigi swatted down critics who made remarks about her weight with a lengthy Instagram post.

"No, I don't have the same body type as the other models in shows. No, I don't think I'm the best at any given show. Yes, I want to have a unique walk but I also know I have to improve," Gigi wrote.

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She added: "I represent a body a body image that wasn't accepted in high-fashion before, and I'm very lucky to be supported by designers, stylists, and editors that I am: ones that know this is fashion, it's art; it can never stay the same."

In March 2022, Bella said she struggled with anorexia in high school, partly due to an Adderall prescription and calorie-counting app.

"I'd pack my little lunch with my three raspberries, my celery stick. I was just trying, I realize now, to feel in control of myself when I felt so out of control of everything else," Bella told Vogue. "I can barely look in the mirror to this day because of that period in my life."

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