So ICYMI, Gigi Hadid landed in some serious hot water after her sis Bella Hadid posted a video of the model potentially mocking Asian’s looks.
In the video, Gigi 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, disrespectful, and offensive.
However, Gigi 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, of course, is 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.”
Lindsay Flora is an editorial intern at Femestella. She has loved entertainment news since she can remember and wants to be bff’s with Miley Cyrus. In her spare time she analyzes rap music and hangs out with her cat, Lord.