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Gigi Hadid accused of racism

Published : Feb 8, 2017, 12:40 am IST
Updated : Feb 8, 2017, 6:43 am IST

The model was holding a cookie with Buddha’s face on it and was squinting to emulate the face.

Gigi Hadid
 Gigi Hadid

Model Gigi Hadid was criticised online after her sister Bella put up a video on her social media profiles that showed her holding up a cookie which had the face of the Buddha on it, and her squinting her eyes to emulate the face, according to Dailymail.co.uk.

Deeming her actions as racist and offensive, users were quick to attack the model — who is dating singer Zayn Malik — with one writing, “ppl are so blind to anti asian racism as someone thats had to deal w ppl making fun of my eyes for 16 yrs i hope gigi hadid falls in a hole (sic)”, while another wrote, “Gigi out here mocking Asian people. i would say she’s cancelled but she never started (sic)”.

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