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Supermodel Gigi Hadid had some harsh words for far-right activist and Twitter personality Laura Loomer after the former Project Veritas member lashed out at Muslims on social media following the Oct. 31 attack in Manhattan.

"Laura, I hate to give you the attention, but I need to tell you- You're a f***ing moron," the 21-year-old fashion icon tweeted, replying to one of Loomer's many comments directed at the Muslim community.

Loomer's original tweet featured a photo of two New Yorkers crossing the street while wearing head coverings.

"Muslims are out in full force at the scene of the NYC #ISIS attack today rubbing it in everyone's face," Loomer wrote. "Aimlessly walking around in hijabs."

Loomer was referring to the Oct. 31 terrorist attack in which a 29-year-old legal immigrant, originally from Uzbekistan, plowed a pickup truck into a crowd, killing eight and injuring more than 10, according to CNN. Many Muslim groups, including the Muslim Public Affairs Council, have condemned the violence and pledged solidarity with the victims.

Though ISIS has not claimed responsibility for planning the attack, the suspect has reportedly credited the terrorist organization with inspiring it.

"You'd think [the two Muslim women would] have the decency to not walk around in hijabs [at the] cross street of the attack," Loomer added. "But they don't. I bet they're loving this."

Loomer, who is Jewish, also said that "Islam is cancer" and urged the U.S. government to "never let another Muslim into the civilized world."

Hadid is half-Palestinian, and her father, her sister Bella and her boyfriend, singer Zayn Malik, are Muslim. Hadid and her sister have previously been outspoken in showing their support for the Muslim community and even attended a march together with their mother, who is from the Netherlands, to protest President Donald Trump's proposed travel ban.

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"My dad was a refugee when he first came to America, so it's actually very close to home for my sister and brother and me," Bella told Teen Vogue when discussing the travel ban. "He was always religious, and he always prayed with us. I am proud to be a Muslim."

In March, Gigi paid tribute to her Palestinian roots by appearing on Vogue Arabia's first-ever issue in a jewel-covered headscarf and wrote about it on Instagram:

I think the beautiful thing about there being international Vogue's is that, as a fashion community, we are able to celebrate, and share with the world, different cultures ... I hope that this magazine will show another layer of the fashion industry's desire to continue to accept, celebrate, and incorporate all people & customs and make everyone feel like they have fashion images and moments they can relate to... & learn and grow in doing so.

Sources: Gigi Hadid/TwitterGigi Hadid/InstagramLaura Loomer/Twitter (2), Teen Vogue, CNN / Featured Image: Century Black/Flickr / Embedded Images: Laura Loomer/Twitter, Gigi Hadid/Instagram

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