Gigi Hadid is under fire after a video of her surfaced, which Chinese fans are calling ‘racist’. After she was viciously called out, and told by fans that she ‘isn’t welcome in China,’ Gigi has reportedly released an emotional statement.
Although she’s used to working the catwalks, Gigi Hadid, 22, is walking on eggshells after a social media incident — she now explains was taken out of context — went viral. Last week, a video that her sister, Bella, 20, posted to social media months ago, picked up speed on the internet in China. The video, which Chinese fans have deemed “racist” and “insensitive,” shows Gigi at a dinner table where she holds what appears to be a “Buddha” cookie. Gigi then appears to squint with the object held to her face; an act Chinese fans accused Gigi of trying to impersonate the religious figure. [Watch the full video, here.]