Gigi Hadid Accused of Racism After She Impersonates the Biggest Asian Icon
This is a whole new level of problematic for Gigi Hadid. The 21-year-old supermodel is slowly starting to be known for the not-so-great things that come out of her mouth, and that’s a shame. Remember when she called Zayn Malik Middle Eastern when he’s actually South Asian? That caused a lot of backlash… but it was a geographical mistake on her part more than anything else. Her latest actions against the Asian community, however, are far more troubling.
Over the weekend, GH’s sister, fellow model Bella Hadid, posted a video on her Instagram story from pal Olivia Perez‘s birthday celebration; a video in which Gigi impersonates the most iconic of all Asian icons, Buddha. Watch here:
— z (@zainzayns) February 5, 2017
People on Twitter are now questioning whether G, who’s part Palestinian, is racist or, at the very least, ignorant:
— C Z M (@beckocaley) February 6, 2017
@GiGiHadid when are you gonna apologise for mocking Buddha and for that photo shoot??? it was ignorant of you and uneducated please learn
— arianazayn (@zaaririri) February 6, 2017
@GiGiHadid How r u gonna make fun of Asians when a south Asian is keeping you relevant ?
— ♡ (@ariesgirl89) February 6, 2017
— Stephanie Marie (@stefinitely85) February 6, 2017
This isn’t the first time Gigi’s been accused of racism. In 2015, people bashed the blonde beauty for appropriating black culture after she wore an afro during a photo shoot.
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