So ICYMI, Gigi Hadid landed in some serious hot water after her sis Bella posted a video of the model potentailly mocking Asian’s looks. So not cool, right?
In the video Hadid is laughing, making squinty eyes and holding a cookie that has the Buddha’s face on it. (This is not looking good for you, Gigi).
The video has since been deleted, but let’s be honest once something is on social media it never leaves. Legions of fans have since taken to Twitter to attack her and label her a racist, rude, disrespect and offensive.
Luckily, Hadid has had many come to her defense, including her boyfriend Zayn.
He tweeted out,
@KristopherRod trust me.. she likes asians 😉 👍🏽
— zayn (@zaynmalik) February 7, 2017
This is, of course, referencing the fact that Malik is himself British Pakistani, and thus Asain.
The model’s mom Yolanda Hadid also came to her aid on Twitter by writing,
“Only a toxic mind would perceive hugging a chocolate laughing Buddha as racist.”