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Do #SquadGoals Promote Cattiness? Model Gigi Hadid Shares Her Thoughts

Do #SquadGoals Promote Cattiness? Model Gigi Hadid Shares Her Thoughts

Wherever you turn on social media, it seems that mentions of #SquadGoals are everywhere.

Even "Saturday Night Live" recently spoofed Taylor Swift's take on girl squads for a sketch. 

However there seems to be some debate on the true intentions behind the whole #SquadGoals phenomenon. Model Gigi Hadid, one of Swift's many friends who frequently appears in her lavish group selfies, shares her thoughts on how it's really all about empowering women. 

In an interview for Elle Canada she said, "We want to be the generation and the group of friends known for supporting each other. 'Squad Goals' is a big social media thing right now, and that's what we want to inspire in other groups of friends — to be proud of the power you all have when you're together, which can be amplified so much by each person. That's what has been cool about everyone's willingness to be there for each other."

As the song says, "Haters gonna hate, hate, hate” because there's definitely no "bad blood" behind these social media displays of girl power.  

"We don't want to be like other generations who are infamous for their cattiness," Hadid says. "That was cool and it worked for them and they were great. We just want to be the new generation.”

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