Wednesday, February 08, 2017
Must not imitate the Buddha
The Buddha was in fact an Indian, so he did not have Asian eyes
Supermodel Gigi Hadid is facing online backlash after a video surfaced showing her squinting her eyes to imitate an East Asian person.
In a clip posted by Bella Hadid and later deleted — but not before the video had spread and been shared by other accounts — Gigi is seen smiling and making the offensive facial expression while out with friends.
In the hours since it has been shared, other social media users have chimed in to criticize Gigi, with some claiming she has exhibited 'racist' behavior before.
The very short clips features Gigi and friends at a restaurant, where several are singing Happy Birthday.
Gigi holds up a cookie in the shape of the Buddah, then smiles and squints her eyes to imitate his face.