LOOK: GIGI HADID Gets Accused Of Racism Over Instagram Video
Gigi Hadid is facing controversy once again.
The supermodel faced backlash from netizens after she allegedly mocking Asians when she mimicked a cookie with the face of Buddha during a night out with her sister and friends. Her sister Bella Hadid shared the controversial video via Instagram and has since been deleted.
While Gigi's gesture seemed like it was meant as an innocent joke, many have taken offense to her gesture of imitating an different race's physical features. She was earlier involved in a similar controversy when she did an impression of now-US First Lady Melania Trump at the 2016 American Music Awards. There are those who even pointed out that her boyfriend, Zayn Malik, is an Asian. See fans' reaction below.
How is Gigi hadid dating an Asian man and making racist jokes about Asians tho........????— Not Rina? (@notrinap) February 6, 2017
ppl are so blind to anti asian racism as someone thats had to deal w ppl making fun of my eyes for 16 yrs i hope gigi hadid falls in a hole— ayno stan steph (@monstasx) February 6, 2017
"Gigi Hadid is being racist again."— Daysi?? (@dayshamix) February 5, 2017
I'm not saying that Gigi is racist but yeah Gigi is racist.— ?? (@darkschoolzayn) February 5, 2017
Bella Hadid: dated the weeknd (a black man) but said hella racist shit about black men— Jinhwan Day ?? (@Goldenseoulss) February 6, 2017
Gigi Hadid: mocks Asians but ain't her man Asian? pic.twitter.com/82oJ9oETFF
Yolanda H Foster blocked me for saying it was racist to imitate eye shape and that Gigi should apologize. Amazing. pic.twitter.com/wGhQlHlJsA— . (@taylorsmith1101) February 7, 2017
Gigi mocking Asians is offensive af. I've been laughed at for having small eyes when I was a kid just like she mocked the Asian features— lisa (@frmtion) February 5, 2017
why am i not shocked about gigi hadid being racist again— fernanda (@contradixxen) February 6, 2017
"gigi was joking so its not offensive"— z (@zainzayns) February 5, 2017
but what was there to joke about? the fact that she was joking is the reason why its offensive dummy
Gigi hasn't spoken up about the controversy nor issued an apology, but her mom Yolanda posted a series of tweets in her daughter's defense.
?Color, shape, religion or race does not exist in the hearts of our family as we are a melting pot of all ?? https://t.co/a5M1s8pHgw— YOLANDA (@YolandaHFoster) February 6, 2017
?Choose to see good........— YOLANDA (@YolandaHFoster) February 6, 2017
What are your thoughts on Gigi Hadid's gestures? Was she being racist? Tell us in the comments!