After immense backlash, Gigi Hadid finally made an apology for her her racist Instagram video mocking Asians earlier this year.
Gigi apologized in Chinese social media Weibo， but she didn’t apologize in facebook and instagram, because she don’t want you guys know it pic.twitter.com/CHGoRj0nSB
— Gee Lean (@mr_jielin) September 2, 2017
However, many are questioning Hadid’s sincerity, and rightfully so. After all, she only made an apology on Weibo, which is mostly people in China. It’s no secret that her video was offensive to all Asians.
With her recent announcement of walking the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show in Shanghai, China this year, it seems like this is simply a half-hearted PR move to win back fans.
Forever and ever and ever a dream come true to be asked back to the VS Show !!! 🙌🏼 Thank you my friends @ed_razek @10magazine @johndavidpfeiffer @monica.mitro for another unforgettable opportunity; every aspect makes me feel like a dreaming kid again 🕊🕊🖤 (as shown here at last year’s fitting, by @jeromeduran)! ☁️ @victoriassecret #VSFS2017
To Gigi Hadid, if you apology was truly sincere, she would’ve made a formal apology across all your social networks and addressed all Asians. Instead, she focused on one specific group (Chinese) because you didn’t want to jeopardize a payday. Shame on you.