The younger brother of Gigi and Bella Hadid, Anwar Hadid recently shocked everyone when a photo of him seen going through baptism at beach in Malibu, California was spread online.
The picture was revealed by a priest, Lovy L. Elias where he performed the ceremony on the 20-year-old model. In addition to that, Anwar also appeared looking very eager during the baptism practise. It was revealed that he was not alone during that time, as he also carried out the ceremony with some of his fellow friends.
For those who might not know, baptism refers to a a form of initiation and adoption towards Christianity. It is usually performed towards children at a very young age as well as when a person is capable and willing to learn Christian teachings.
Netizens – mostly Muslim fans – expressed their surprise upon seeing the post, as most of them are aware that the Hadid family members are Muslims. Moreover, Anwar had participated in a campaign against U.S President Donald Trump’s decision to ban Muslim immigrants from entering United States. However, Bella Hadid’s recent comment in Anwar’s Instagram post raised curiosity among fans, when she commented that the family “will support you (Anwar) thru this journey”.
Some fans also speculated that Anwar’s decision to exit Islam is also credited to him being close with pop-star Dua Lipa. Recently, the couple was spotted by paparazzi sharing a passionate kiss while surfing at the Malibu Beach to celebrate her 24th birthday.
Anwar has yet to come out with any official statement. He’s too busy living his life.