Gigi Hadid Speaks Out After Getting 'Man-Handled' in the Streets of Italy

Rachel McRady

Gigi Hadid did not appreciate one over-eager onlooker in Milan on Thursday. The 21-year-old supermodel was walking the streets to attend a Milan Fashion Week event when a man in the crowd lunged at her, grabbing her from behind.

The individual wrapped his arms around Hadid's waist and lifted her into the air. Hadid flailed and elbowed the man until she was released, then yelled at him, "Who the f**k are you, you piece of s**t!"

After a Twitter user slammed a headline condemning Hadid for fighting back, the model thanked her.

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"THANK YOU Rachel," she tweeted. "To unknown article writer: fan?!!! The ACTUAL fans that were there can tell you what happened. I'm a HUMAN BEING – and had EVERY RIGHT to defend myself. How dare that idiot think he has the right to man-handle a complete stranger. He ran quick tho."

TMZ has identified the man as notorious red carpet prankster Vitalii Sediuk. In the past, the Ukrainian comedian has made headlines for kissing Will Smith, attacking Brad Pitt and rushing the stage during the 2013 GRAMMYS.

Hadid has been turning heads in Italy for Milan Fashion Week. After walking in the MaxMara show on Wednesday, she hit the Fendi catwalk the next day in an entirely sheer dress and no bra.

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But it was her younger sister, Bella Hadid, that Gigi was gushing over after the runway show.

"Had to hold back tears of pride & joy watching my beautiful lil sis open the @fendi show today!!!!!!!!" she captioned a pic of her 19-year-old sibling. "Thank you so much for having me @karllagerfeld @amandaharlech @pg_dmcasting."

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