Zayn Malik Defends Gigi Hadid After Model Faces Racism Accusations
But Twitter still wasn't having it.
We don’t know if Gigi Hadid is the luckiest or the unluckiest girl today.
In a recent Snapchat video courtesy of sister Bella Hadid, Gigi is seen picking up a small sculpture (or cookie?) of a buddha’s face and doing her, erm, best impersonation of it at a friend’s birthday party. Not cool.
— z (@zainzayns) February 5, 2017
Given that her boyfriend Zayn Malik is half-Pakistani, Twitter trolls were quick to point it out and had plenty to say regarding the model’s recent ignorant actions.
@GiGiHadid it's not funny to mock asian features please be educated
— rora (@dullgreyau) February 7, 2017
"Gigi Hadid is being racist again."
— Daysi? (@dayshamix) February 5, 2017
Bella Hadid: dated the weeknd (a black man) but said hella racist shit about black men
Gigi Hadid: mocks Asians but ain't her man Asian? pic.twitter.com/82oJ9oETFF
— rose ? (@Goldenseoulss) February 6, 2017
gigi hadid did a blackface photoshoot, made fun of asians, &thought zayn malik was middle eastern bc of his facial features..& yall like her
— charlize ? (@charrlliizee) February 7, 2017
Though the Hadid sisters may have seen it as harmless at the time, Bella has since deleted the story from her account, proving it may not have been their proudest moment to date. As for Zayn? Per devoted boyfriend duties, the singer cheekily responded to a Twitter user when asked how he felt about his girlfriend making fun of people of Asian descent.
Obviously, people had to something to say about his tweet.
— You Know I Got You (@nerds4life) February 7, 2017
@zaynmalik you seriously need to educate yourself for the sake of your career and your social standing. You can't get away with this shit
— z (@egyptizayn) February 7, 2017
@zaynmalik come on man, you're better than that. just bc she's your girlfriend doesn't mean you have to condone her ignorance & disrespect
— jul (@princefuls) February 7, 2017
@zaynmalik you mean the asian that you classify under? not the fans that have the features that your girlfriend mocked?
— naoms (@mindofnaoms) February 7, 2017
Clearly, Zayn is not worried and Gigi proved it with a photo on her IG story.
Gigi posted on her Instagram Story. pic.twitter.com/8SgRBD3tVx
— Gigi Hadid News (@GigiHadidsNews) February 7, 2017