YouTube star Gigi Gorgeous posts emotional Instagram after reportedly being detained in Dubai

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Gigi Gorgeous Reportedly Detained in Dubai for 5 Hours

YouTube star Gigi Gorgeous says that she's been released after reportedly being detained at the Dubai airport for several hours on Tuesday for being a transgender woman.

The internet celebrity, who gained fame for candidly documenting her transition on social media, addressed the frightening incident on Instagram alongside a photo of her friend, Nats Getty, hugging her in the airport.

"After being detained and held at the Dubai airport for over 5 hours, this was the moment my baby came to rescue me," Gigi captioned the snapshot. "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."

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"This further proves the need for CHANGE," she continued. "I am now on my way to somewhere much more accepting. Safe and sound and happy. I love you guys."

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NEW YORK, NY - MAY 24: Gigi Gorgeous attends the 3rd Annual BeautyCon Summit presented by ELLE Magazine at Pier 36 on May 24, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - AUGUST 16: YouTuber Gigi Gorgeous attends BeautyCon LA talent lounge sponsored by NYX Cosmetics at LA Mart at The Reef on August 16, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Chelsea Lauren/Getty Images for NYX Cosmetics)
LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 18: Model Gigi Gorgeous attends 'RuPaul's Drag Race' season 7 at The Mayan on February 18, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Vincent Sandoval/WireImage)
DALLAS, TX - MARCH 14: Gigi Gorgeous attends BeautyCon Dallas at Fair Park on March 14, 2015 in Dallas, Texas. (Photo by Peter Larsen/Getty Images for BeautyCon)
UNIVERSAL CITY, CA - MAY 03: Gigi Gorgeous attends the GMCLA's 4th annual Voice Awards at The Globe Theatre at Universal Studios on May 3, 2015 in Universal City, California. (Photo by JB Lacroix/WireImage)
WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA - MAY 07: YouTube personality Gigi Gorgeous attends the NYLON Magazine And BCBGeneration Annual May Young Hollywood Issue Party held at HYDE Sunset: Kitchen + Cocktails on May 7, 2015 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Tommaso Boddi/WireImage)
WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA - MAY 21: Gigi Gorgeous attends the OK! Magazine's So Sexy event on May 21, 2015 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by JB Lacroix/WireImage)
WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA - JUNE 04: Model Gigi Gorgeous attends The Imagine Ball Benefiting Imagine LA at House of Blues Sunset Strip on June 4, 2015 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Allen Berezovsky/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JULY 18: Gigi Gorgeous attends the Just Jared's Summer Bash Pool Party 2015 on July 18, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by JB Lacroix/WireImage)
WASHINGTON, DC - OCTOBER 03: Gigi Gorgeous attends the 19th Annual HRC National Dinner at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center on October 3, 2015 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Paul Morigi/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 17: Internet Personality GiGi Gorgeous attends the 5th Annual Streamy Awards at The Hollywood Palladium on September 17, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Paul Archuleta/FilmMagic)
LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 18: Actress Gigi Gorgeous attends the Marco Marco Spring/Summer 2016 Collection 4 at The Reef on October 18, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Vincent Sandoval/WireImage)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - OCTOBER 23: Gigi Gorgeous has glam session in preparation for the GLSEN Respect Awards on October 23, 2015 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Lester Cohen/WireImage)
UNIVERSAL CITY, CA - NOVEMBER 11: Fashion designer August Getty (L) and model Gigi Gorgeous attend the August Getty Atelier SS 2016 'The Thread Of Man' presentation with David LaChapelle at Universal Studios Hollywood on November 11, 2015 in Universal City, California. (Photo by Chris Weeks/Getty Images for August Getty Atelier)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 10: Gigi Gorgeous attends the Keds Centennial Celebration on February 10, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Mike Pont/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 11: Actress Gigi Gorgeous attends The American Heart Association's Go Red For Women Red Dress Collection 2016 Presented By Macy's at The Arc, Skylight at Moynihan Station on February 11, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images for AHA)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 11: Actress Gigi Gorgeous is seen leaving The American Heart Association's Go Red For Women Red Dress Collection fashion show at The Arc, Skylight at Moynihan Station during Fall 2016 New York Fashion Week on February 11, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Gilbert Carrasquillo/FilmMagic)
BEVERLY HILLS, CALIFORNIA - APRIL 02: Actress Gigi Gorgeous attends the 27th Annual GLAAD Media Awards hosted by Ketel One Vodka at the Beverly Hilton on April 2, 2016 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Rich Polk/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NEW YORK - APRIL 11: Gigi Gorgeous attends 8th Annual Shorty Awards Red Carpet And Awards Ceremony at The New York Times Center on April 11, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Robin Marchant/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 02: Gabourey Sidibe and Gigi Gorgeous attend Refinery29's NewFronts presentation on May 02, 2016 in New York, New York. (Photo by Cindy Ord/Getty Images for Refinery 29)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 05: YouTuber Gigi Gorgeous poses for a photo during YouTube Brandcast presented by Google on May 5, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Rob Kim/FilmMagic for YouTube)
NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 09: Gigi Gorgeous attends the 7th Annual amfAR Inspiration Gala at Skylight at Moynihan Station on June 9, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 09: Model Gigi Gorgeous is seen on June 9, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Patricia Schlein/Star Max/GC Images)
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Gigi recounted the troubling incident to TMZ on Tuesday, claiming that the immigration officer in Dubai said, "I was told you are transgender. You cannot come into the country."

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While Gigi was born Gregory Lazzarto, she officially changed her name to Gigi Loren in 2014, and says that is the name that appears in her updated passport. Gigi also says her passport describes her as female.

According to TMZ, airport police claim her passport and passport photo depict her as male, and that "imitation of women by men" is illegal in Dubai.

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