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Gigi Hadid, a Racist? A Buddha Cookie Is Getting Her in Some Trouble

Christina Marfice


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Christina is a reporter based in Boise, Idaho. She's a veteran vegetarian, a political junkie and a huge grammar snob. On the weekends, she can usually be found binging on Netflix, playing the piano or petting her cats, Daisy and Dandelion.

Gigi Hadid may not be a racist, but she did another racist thing

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.

Once again, I don't have to talk about how problematic this is, because the internet has it handled.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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