Days After Performing Racist Act, Gigi Hadid Faces Backlash for Ignorant Quote
Gigi Hadid keeps getting more problematic as the hours pass by. Just a couple days after she was seen imitating Buddha, the most sacred Asian icon, and was subsequently called racist (which she never apologized for, BTW), the 21-year-old model is being criticized for yet another ignorant act.
The blonde, along with models Kendall Jenner, Ashley Graham, Liu Wen and more, were just announced as the cover stars of Vogue magazine’s March 2017 issue. The supermodel also got an interview inside the mag, which is where the problems arose.
“It’s funny to me when people say that I’m this ‘girl next door’ because although I know I can come off that way, from another angle, I’m pretty exotic,” she said. “I mean, as different as [Dutch, Egyptian and Moroccan model] Imaan [Hammam] and I look, we probably share DNA. If I’m ‘all-American,’ what does that even mean?”
Yikes. Let’s just say, fans are NOT happy that Gigi was the one to call herself exotic this time.
If Gigi compares herself to Imaan ever again I'm blocking LMAO
— Rachel (@bieberhails) February 8, 2017
Gigi has the most basic features and body of a Caucasian woman yet she thinks she's exotic and relates to Imaan on that level. GIRL
— shia (@zaynsbukkake) February 8, 2017
Gigi thinks she's "exotic" pic.twitter.com/HiEVFqpm2L
— (@belizeanqueen_) February 8, 2017
Gigi: I'm pretty exotic pic.twitter.com/diOg8R8W58
— lil debbie (@nwtsnarry) February 8, 2017
gigi called herself 'exotic' pic.twitter.com/BaPAMKIDmc
— the future is female (@yvestyIes) February 8, 2017
how in fresh hell is gigi hadid out here comparing herself to Imaan and calling herself EXOTIC ?!
— rebecca (@bldfashion) February 8, 2017
Gigi Hadid saying she's exotic & probably shares the same DNA as Imaan pic.twitter.com/zJuUf7vLAO
— (@Miami_Chica) February 8, 2017
Wait Gigi thinks she's exotic pic.twitter.com/X4q2x2ujPb
— momo (@fiksy01) February 8, 2017
We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again — it may not have been Gigi’s intention to be offensive, but sometimes you must think before you speak.
Gigi’s never been one to bite her tongue. Here are the 7 worst things to ever come out of her mouth: