Dubai: Canadian model, internet personality turned actress Gigi Gorgeous has been detained by airport personnel in Dubai for several hours because she is transgender.
In an emotional post on her Instagram account, the model said that she honestly documented her transition on YouTube, later described the ordeal as “one of the scariest moments of my entire life.
Gorgeous captioned a photograph embracing friend Nats Getty, “After being detained and held at the Dubai airport for over five hours, this was the moment my baby came to rescue me.”
“Yesterday was one of the scariest moments of my entire life and I wouldn’t wish it upon anyone. How you can be denied entry somewhere just because of who you are is seriously disgusting and also very scary. This further proves the need for change.” she further added.
The 24-year-old model added that she was “safe and sound and happy” and on her way to “somewhere much more accepting”.
Gorgeous shared that the immigration officer in Dubai said: “I was told you are transgender. You cannot come into the country.”