Update, Feb. 7, 2017, 8:30 a.m. PT: Zayn Malik, Gigi Hadid's Asian boyfriend, has weighed in on the controversy with one terrible tweet.
@KristopherRod trust me.. she likes asians ;)— zayn (@zaynmalik) February 7, 2017
Once again, I don't have to talk about how problematic this is, because the internet has it handled.
@zaynmalik dude, I love you, so much, but come on. I know you're smarter than that— Kristopher Rodriguez (@KristopherRod) 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 you mean the asian that you classify under? not the fans that have the features that your girlfriend mocked?— naoms (@mindofnaoms) 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
As many times as Gigi Hadid has been called a racist, you'd think she would try to be a little more sensitive — or at the very least, watch herself when there are cameras rolling. After Aziz Ansari called her out on Snapchat for using racist slurs, and after all the backlash that followed her definitely-racist imitation of Melania Trump, Hadid is still proving she's nobody's woke bae by doing dumb, racist shit all the time.
In the latest instance, she was out to dinner at an Asian restaurant, and as someone's phone was filming for Snapchat, held a Buddha cookie up next to her face and tried to imitate it by squinting her eyes. Yeah, that really happened.
I don't even have to go into how offensive her "joke" was because the internet is already doing a great job of that — predictably, Hadid is being ripped apart on Twitter.
"Gigi Hadid is being racist again."— Daysi
cancelled @GiGiHadid— evil queen (@urbandoll) February 5, 2017
Bottom line: Everyone on Twitter is right. Joking around is great. But some things are not there for joking about, like perpetuating stereotypes about race. Hadid is (once again) being racist AF, and she needs to apologize (once again). But more than that, she needs to start learning from the controversy created by her actions and do better at not doing racist things.
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