"What you have done made us unhappy. And Chinese do not welcome you."
Gigi Hadid has been told that she is not welcome in Shanghai for the upcoming Victoria’s Secret show because of her racist buddha video.
In a post on Instagram on Monday, Hadid announced she will be making an appearance at the Victoria’s Secret 2017 show. “Forever and ever and ever a dream come true to be asked back to the VS Show,” she wrote.
“Thank you… for another unforgettable opportunity; every aspect makes me feel like a dreaming kid again (as shown here at last year’s fitting, by @jeromeduran)!” she added.
Hadid included a throwback video clip of her in lingerie and Victoria Secret’s signature black angel wings. The 22-year-old model has featured at the VS show two times before.
Forever and ever and ever a dream come true to be asked back to the VS Show !!! 🙌🏼 Thank you my friends @ed_razek @10magazine @johndavidpfeiffer @monica.mitro for another unforgettable opportunity; every aspect makes me feel like a dreaming kid again 🕊🕊🖤 (as shown here at last year’s fitting, by @jeromeduran)! ☁️ @victoriassecret #VSFS2017
IB Times reports that the prestigious fashion show is rumoured to take place in Shanghai, China in December.
However, Hadid’s post has since attracted negative reactions from the Asian community who have not forgotten her ‘racist buddha video’. In the clip, Hadid is seen holding up a Buddha-shaped cookie, while squinting her eyes to mock Asian eyes.
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. actress Chloe Bennet had slammed Hadid as “ignorant” for her video.
“It hurts my heart to see someone like you, a beautiful young woman with so much influence, act in this inconsiderate way,” Bennet wrote.
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Although the controversy dates back to early this year, members of the Asian community are still angry about Hadid’s video.
In response to her VS announcement, one Instagram user commented, “We like some people who respects us, not you. What you have done made us unhappy. And Chinese do not welcome you. So don’t come to China. [sic]”
Another simply wrote “you are not welcome in Shanghai,” whilst another bluntly branded the model a “racist”.
“Why did slant eyes without apologize? Now digging money from China. Ridiculous [sic],” another comment read.
Of course, some fans rushed to her defence. “If you don’t like her, get off her account! Pay the haters dust, G. You have worked hard to get where you are, and deserve every ounce of success you’ve achieved,” a fan wrote.