Fashion | November 17, 2017

The internet seems to be giving Gigi Hadid a big middle finger right now. The star, who’s no stranger to just a little bit of criticism has taken to Twitter to announce that she ominously ‘won’t be able to make it to China this year’ for an upcoming Victoria’s Secret show.

 

 

A few months back, Gigi was seen was caught doing an incredibly racist impersonation of Buddha, and like all celebrity actions, made it’s way to social media to, unfortunately, haunt her reputation forever.

 

 

Gigi’s acknowledgment of her actions went mostly unannounced – however, so much of the Chinese population were publically voicing their disdain towards her upcoming trip, she took to the country’s popular social media outlet Weibo to apologise.

 

“It hurts me to hurt anyone, and I want you all to know that it was never my intent to offend anyone through my actions and I sincerely apologise to those who were hurt or felt let down by me. I have the utmost respect and love for the people of China and cherish the incredible memories I have made while visiting in the past. I have learned to be very careful of how my actions can come off or be portrayed, and I’m hopeful you’ll accept my apology” 

 

Seems like Gigi enjoyed basking in her state of ‘ignorance is bliss’. She failed to acknowledge why it might be offensive to the Chinese population and what she learned from the experience.

 

People are not keeping quiet on Gigi’s non-apology and attempt to cover up the true reason behind her, holding nothing back on Twitter.

 

 

 

In a climate where celebrities are well aware that their actions will remain as a digital marking forever, why are instances of rampant discrimination still so prominent?