It would seem that China has not forgotten what international supermodel Gigi Hadid did earlier this year — or so it would seem. Such was the backlash to an Instagram video featuring the 22-year-old squinting her eyes while holding a Buddha cookie that she may have been forced to drop out of the upcoming Victoria’s Secret fashion show in China.
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
After drawing backlash from Chinese netizens for a racist Instagram video she made earlier this year, model Gigi Hadid has finally released an apology.
Earlier this year, model Gigi Hadid drew backlash for uploading a racist video targeting Asians on Instagram.
The “ghost” of Gigi Hadid’s “racist” Instagram video in which she allegedly mocked Asians has come back to haunt her as she prepares to take part in the upcoming Victoria’s Secret Show 2017 in Shanghai.
After the 22-year-old supermodel revealed her return to the annual catwalk on Instagram, some Asian netizens flooded her posts with comments telling her she is “not welcome” in China.
Actress Chloe Bennet put Gigi Hadid and Steve Harvey on blast for making “ignorant” jokes after Hadid was caught on video mocking Asians by squinting her eyes.
“Dear Gigi Hadid, As a kid, (and frankly as an adult) people would make fun of me for being Chinese. For having ‘Asian eyes,’” the “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D” star posted on Instagram on Wednesday, accompanied by a cute throwback photo when she was a little girl. “I would laugh it off because it was always a ‘joke,’ and if I didn’t I was being ‘too sensitive.’”
This past Saturday, Bella Hadid posted the following Instagram story of her older sister, Gigi Hadid, allegedly mocking Asian people.
International “Model of the Year” Gigi Hadid reportedly turned down the recent proposal of boyfriend and music artist Zayn Malik.
The 21-year-old model refused the marriage proposal, saying the “Sexiest Asian Man“, who is of British-Pakistani descent, was moving “too fast”. Hadid and Malik have been dating each other since November 2015. It was just last year when Malik canceled his two-year engagement to singer Perrie Edwards.
After a chance encounter with supermodels Kendall Jenner and Gigi Hadid, a homeless 20-year-old skater living in Venice Beach, California is finally living his dream of being a male model.
John Economou was raised in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and worked as a local male model for most of his life. After dropping out of college, he moved to California to find bigger opportunities for himself with nothing but his skateboard, a couple changes of clothes and a toothbrush.