Gisele Bundchen apologizes for comments about younger models on Instagram, says she doesn't think she is wiser than them
The 37-year-old told Vogue that her sister created an Instagram profile for her because she was generally apathetic about the social media platform
Supermodel and actress Gisele Bundchen has apologized for the comments that she made about the pressure that young models such as Kendall Jenner and Gigi Hadid face to promote themselves on the widely popular social media network.
Gisele said that she was "sorry" for the comments that she had made in a cover story for Vogue's July issue and took to Twitter to say, "I'm sorry that my words in my most recent Vogue article were misunderstood. My intention was simply to express that I come from an older generation and am not technologically savvy."
Gisele continued, "I admire the younger generation and their skill to manage all the added demand of social media. I certainly never feel that I am wiser than anyone, and I believe that we are all learning."
The 37-year-old told Vogue that her sister created an Instagram profile for her because she was generally apathetic about the social media platform.
In the story, Gisele said, "If it was me, it would only be pictures of sunsets. It’s not my generation — I have to be honest about that. I’m older, wiser. If I had to promote myself in the way girls modeling now have to do, forget it. I wouldn’t do it."
Gisele's words seemed to have been interpreted in an unpleasant way by many media houses and it looked as though she had said that she was too old and wise for the social media platform that has helped make many young models successful and rich.
This is not the first time that Gisele's words have raised a lot of eyebrows. After the 2018 Superbowl, she was quoted by the USA Today as saying, "Sometimes, you have to let other people win. Sharing is caring," which many interpreted as her saying that the New England Patriots "let" the Philadelphia Eagles win. Gisele is married to Patriots quarterback Tom Brady.
The former Victoria's Secret Angel received a lot of backlash for her comments and took to tweeting that her comments were entirely misunderstood. "My intention was simply to express that I come from an older generation and am not technologically savvy. I admire the younger generation and their skill to manage all the added demand of social media."
Gisele also spoke about her career as the world's most famous supermodel and said, "I'm not a model. Modeling is a job that I do, a career that I’ve had. It allowed me to see the world, and I was well paid for it. But it never defined me," she said.
Speaking about her work as a popular model, she said, "I’m a Cancer, the little crab. Loves the home, her sanctuary, all the cozy things. So I was a fish out of water in fashion. I was always like, ‘Let me do the job and go home.'"
When it comes to her husband's teammates, she does not have anything in common with them. The supermodel told Vogue that she prefers not to mix with the rest of Tm Brady's New England Patriots players and family due to a significant difference in age. "My husband is 40, and most of the guys playing with him are 20," she said. "Their girlfriends are probably nineteen, with different interests," she went on to add.
"I go to the games with the kids every Sunday so that Tom feels we’re here for him, and that’s the extent of what I know about football," Gisele revealed. Tom Brady and Gisele have been together since the year 2006 and got married in the year 2009.
During her Vogue interview, she went on to talk about consumerism and how designers send her things all the time which she says go straight to her sisters.
"People think they need more stuff, but no. Start with the simple principle of waking up in the morning and asking, ‘What makes my life possible?’ It’s such a simple question. The air I breathe, the soil I step on, the food I eat, the water I drink, the sun that makes me happy. If we understand that our survival depends on the Earth and really appreciate all those gifts, maybe we can show a bit more care. Fashion is a trillion-dollar industry. We have the means. We just have to want to do it," Gisele added.