"I’m so bummed I won’t be able to make it to China this year"
Gigi Hadid will no longer be attending the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show 2017 in Shanghai.
Gigi Hadid was due to attend the Victoria Secret Fashion Show in Shanghai this month and walk the runway with her sister Bella Hadid.
On Thursday, Hadid announced on Twitter that she won’t be attending the VS show after all.
“I’m so bummed I won’t be able to make it to China this year,” she tweeted.
“Love my VS family, and will be with all my girls in spirit!! Can’t wait to tune in with everyone to see the beautiful show I know it will be, and already can’t wait for next year!”
I’m so bummed I won’t be able to make it to China this year. Love my VS family, and will be with all my girls in spirit!! Can’t wait to tune in with everyone to see the beautiful show I know it will be, and already can’t wait for next year! 🙂 x
— Gigi Hadid (@GiGiHadid) November 16, 2017
Earlier this year, Hadid came under fire for a video in which she squinted next to a cookie with a buddha face on it. Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. actress Chloe Bennet called the model “ignorant” for her actions.
Hadid was labelled as “rude” and “extremely racist” by Resonate writer Sarina Wang.
this is y’all woke palestine queen? Gigi out here mocking Asian people. i would say she’s cancelled but she never started. rat @GiGiHadid pic.twitter.com/b6wj5k1sXE
— . (@hvrrystime) February 5, 2017
The 22-year-old model then announced she would be returning to Victoria Secret’s 2017 fashion show in Shanghai. After making the announcement, many responded by saying she was not “welcome” in China, citing her racist buddha video.
“What you have done made us unhappy. And Chinese do not welcome you,” one online commenter wrote. Another simply wrote “you are not welcome in Shanghai,” whilst another bluntly branded the model a “racist”.
Hadid apologised to one Chinese fan saying she has nothing but “appreciation and respect” for her Asian fans. However, the model was slammed for only apologising on Weibo.
“How about you issue your apology on another1 of your social accounts other than Weibo? [sic]” one user asked.
“And if she really feel sorry about what she did for Asian before, she need post her apology on INS&TWI&FB by HERSELF,” another said.