DISCLAIMER: If you’re a Zigi stan or a Gigi sympathizer, you definitely shouldn’t read this. it might deeply annoy you.
Over on the Random Discussion Post a few other Zarries and I brainstormed ideas about a post depicting all the ways it seemed like Gigi has been “reacting” to Harry’s mere existence, so to speak. And boy is there some undeniable material! However, something struck me this morning (as I sat picking my nose) essentially that: a post titled “Gigi Copying Harry” kind of sounds silly and would be undercutting the broader issue here. That issue being: Does Gigi know? How much does she know? And if she knows, how does that affect her relationship with Zayn? How does it affect the way she views herself vs Harry?
‘Does Gigi know?‘ is a question I’ve been asked multiple times, and a question which I myself have issued to my friends in private on occasion. The general consensus is: “Yah, it’s clear this bish knows, because she reacts to too many things concerning Zarry and especially Harry.”
As a general skeptic myself (believe it or not) and one who will argue up and down that Zayn’s family does not know about Harry, and that Perrie didn’t know about them either, I PROMISE you Gigi is not only aware of Zarry’s relationship, but she is also aware of US on some level. That’s right Zarries, Gigi and her team are watching you, and they feel intimidated by the information you propagate so endearingly on a hourly basis across all major and minor social media platforms!
But I’m not here just to assume things. Let’s take a look at the hard facts that support this premise. In doing so, I’ll take an idea (Gigi Copying Harry) that some may have criticized as juvenile, ludicrous, or the product of a deluded conspiracy-theory-riddled shipper mind, and make it a broader more intellectual pursuit of the answer to one question: Does Gigi Hadid know about Zarry?
I posit that she absolutely does.
PAGE ONE: The Battle For Publicity (Harry & Zayn vs Gigi)
Whether or not Zayn knows that Gigi knows is an entirely different matter altogether. I’m not too sure about that one. I’m still struggling with the idea of Zayn sitting ANYONE down and explaining to them what took place between he and Harry, and I’d wager she would be last on that list of people. Meaning, the probability of him informing her of his relationship with Harry seems slim to non-existent. For the same reasons I believe he wouldn’t tell his family, I imagine he wouldn’t tell her either. Mostly out of pride, but also because he is so dependent on her and her family to create a media smoke screen to shield him that he would never jeopardize that.
Now I could be wrong about him not knowing that she knows, of course, but I just feel like their relationship is rather superficial and has always (inarguably) been publicity-driven. So conversations of a ruinous nature would not take place between them, imo. Don’t get me wrong, I do believe they are a PR couple and I do believe she is a beard, but I don’t believe she is a contractual beard. And I believe for a while she was an unwitting beard (like Perrie.) Meaning she was with Zayn while unaware he was still struggling with feelings over another man (which he most likely acted upon at sometime during his relationship with her from 2017-2018??)
I think she was down for the clout in 2016, so they were paired up by their teams for publicity purposes (probably because she pursued him like she admittedly said she did. She was a genuine social climber and desperate clout chaser in 2016, and went through 3 different musicians in 1 year.) After doing the music video for “Pillowtalk” together and seeing how successful it was, I think they developed a relationship where they were co-dependent in satisfying each other’s needs on many different levels, mainly clout for her and a cover-up for him.
When I think of Gigi knowing about Zarry, I think of her knowing in the sense of a woman who discovered her husband has a dark, humiliating secret—like some really phucked up kinks or proclivities—but she is so prideful, so desperate for validation, so desperate for domestic achievement, and so devoid of self-confidence that she chooses never to confront him about it or address the situation head-on. What she does instead is makes a concerted effort to conceal and suppress it. I personally believe (and have observed) that Gigi is on a warpath to manipulate and gain mastery over how both she and Zayn are perceived by the general public on quite a disturbing level.
My first thought of her trying to control Zayn’s image was when Zayn got into it with Jake Paul (two grown ass men) and she jumped in to do damage control like his mommy and handled it for him. Emasculation much? She also handled it with extreme overkill and such a cringey, transparent attempt to let the world know she and Zayn were a couple again. “Cause he has me.” Stfu, no one cares.
Another example is how she jumped in to do damage control after “Ziam Is Real” trended on Twitter back on November 30, 2020. The next day she posted that awkward photo of Zayn on her stomach and of course successfully got “Zigi” trending as vengeance for the Ziams’ antics, which had almost exposed her manz.
The worst thing about this picture (apart from the obvious) is that people think this shit is cute. It’s not. It’s completely staged for public consumption. It was staged with social media in mind. Playing to social media this desperately is one of the most degrading and superficial things a couple could do. Just like this kiss picture:
It is also staged, and equally as pathetic. Worryingly, they don’t have real moments. They have photo ops (photo opportunities.) They literally sit down and plot like “Ok, let’s take this kind of picture right now.” That is undeniable. No one (absolutely no one) in their right mind or in an authentic, deep, sincere moment will pull out a camera and say: let’s take a picture of us kissing, instead oh of you know, actually just enjoying the freaking kiss!
And the fans never think of the logistics behind pictures like this, they just eat it up and beg for more fakery. That’s how empty Zigi’s relationship is. What are they without public validation? Gigi’s Instagram feed betrays they are nothing sincere. Cameras don’t just magically manifest in your hand when you’re kissing, so this picture alone is proof positive of how calculated their relationship is.
Even with someone as innocent as a baby, she too is being used as a pawn in this twisted game. For Zayn she is a coverup for the aspects of his life he doesn’t want the public to know about. She is also an achievement for his family to feel satisfied he is on the right path and following the dictates of convention. For Gigi, she is perpetual leverage used on IG to gain media attention and praise. We have seen her utilize that leverage nonstop since before the baby was born.
And to ensure that the hype surrounding the baby lasts as long as possible, she refuses to show her face, pretending to be some noble-minded super mommy who will protect her child from the evils of social media and the paparazzi, while also taking a million pictures of her for social media and parading her about on the crowded streets of NYC in full view of the paparazzi!
If she actually cared a modicum about protecting her child from the media, she would not post her at all. But gasp, that would require the sacrifice of not being praised continually in the comments and in articles for what an amazing supermom she is! So she dangles Khai in front of everyone as bait. As a tease to keep them guessing and keep them engaged, because they’re braindead and can’t see through her sickening ploy.
No one is saying she can’t take as many pictures of her child as she wants, but she needs to drop the bullshit act of hiding her face to “protect her” when she is still willfully exposing her nonstop (without her consent) to the very people she claims to be protecting her from, all for the sake of attention and likes. Someone needs to call out the bullshit.
Anyway, I digress. So, she posted this cringe photo to get the media talking about her and Zayn again after that Ziam debacle.
Desperate times call for desperate measures. She bought out the big guns—Zayn interacting with her while she was visibly pregnant, something the fans had never seen before—to undo the damage the Ziams had done. Lmfao, she knew people were clicking that Ziam tag and seeing shocking images of Zayn with another man, and she was terrified it would result in them stumbling into the deep waters of Zarry as well. Which would be very, very bad, because Harry said:
And then he said:
As far as her knowing about Zarry and doing nothing about it, I believe she doesn’t’ have the stonessss (**in my Italian accent**) to confront Zayn about what she has discovered, or to accept the truth of it herself. So she tosses up all these smoke screens on her social media, trying to delude herself and everyone around her that everything is fine, which will inspire the media (and her Zigi cheerleaders) to fawn about her and Zayn’s relationship incessantly. She believes if she overwhelms the public with enough photos of her and Zayn together (despite him looking wooden) that it’ll be enough to smother the truth of Zarry into nonexistence.
But here’s where she’s wrong. Harry Styles exists, and this man has ENORMOUS balls. (Wait, I meant that figuratively, not literally. I mean…I guess they could also be literally and physically enormous too—that’s a thing that could be true. I wouldn’t know. I’ve never seen them. I’d like to…I—) And Harry is not here to play games. He spoke directly to us with Fine Line, and I am convinced he did that in part to immortalize the truth of his and Zayn’s relationship in his art (a massive record-breaking, Grammy winning, chart-topping career milestone btw) but also because he wanted those who already KNOW to have a certain level of confirmation and therefore conviction. And in that he may feel some sort of solidarity with us.
He knows he can rely on us to just get it, unlike the general public. Our celebrating his love across the internet catches appallingly little publicity, but it’s still impactful enough for him to not feel alone in his knowledge of his relationship with Zayn, because being subjected to that degree of secrecy and alienation for so long can be harmful. So he knows he can change certain lyrics to express certain things, and wear certain jewelry, and excessively use the color yellow (Yellow-Metal) and we will get it and celebrate his love with him. It’s his safe way of screaming about his love from a mountaintop that few know the location of, while also working to avoid overtly exposing Zayn. (“We’ll be a fine line…we’ll be alright…”)
We also can’t ignore that Zayn has done his fair share of speaking to us too, it’s just that he so often lets Gigi’s antics overshadow the things he does, and there also seems to be no definitive end to his living a double life with her. Even so, he drops clues of his ongoing affection every now and then, and sometimes they are major: Yellow-Metal.
Of course they are done for Harry’s benefit, but he can also rest assured that the people who already KNOW about them will pick up on these homages too. Zayn tends to play it safe with his “clues” sometimes, so that he can always maintain some level of plausible deniability (a safety net where he can fall back and just call us crazy and deluded if ever directly questioned about this stuff, unlike Harry) and that annoys me so much, but it’s still clear that he does occasionally make references to Harry in his art.
I will say, I do miss when Zayn wasn’t so deep in the sunken place with the Hadids and wrote songs like “Dusk Till Dawn” and went to Madison Square Garden and got the Lotus and The Rose tattooed to his skull, but lately it feels like things have changed. He acts so frightened and makes so many references to being watched and acts so much like a hostage that people are truly beginning to wonder if he is actually being extorted by someone? Basically being forced to stay exactly where he is with the Hadids, possibly under the threat of being exposed if he leaves?? And if that’s the case…well Zayn, looks like the only way to free yourself from this conundrum is to come clean! Take the power back from your blackmailers by exposing the truth yourself. We are here to support you!
PAGE TWO: How Gigi Knowing Affects Her Confidence