Zayn Malik Responds To 'Racist' Gigi Hadid Video Via Twitter


Model Gigi Hadid has never shied away from the bright lights and the headlines, but I'm pretty sure she'd give anything to get away from the attention she's currently receiving.

Hadid is in hot water with fans after she was accused of making fun of people of Asian descent via Instagram.

Specifically, it appeared Hadid mocked Buddha on her sister Bella Hadid's Instagram story.


Once the video of Gigi Hadid surfaced on social media, it didn't take long for people on Twitter to blast the 21-year-old and label her a "racist."


Hadid's boyfriend, singer Zayn Malik, recently took to Twitter to shut down the notion his girlfriend is a "racist" who made fun of Asians.

Twitter user @KristopherRod got at Zayn Malik and asked how the 24-year-old felt about Gigi "making fun of Asian people."

The singer, whose dad hails from Pakistan, immediately squashed the idea Gigi Hadid is against Asians.


Via Twitter, Zayn Malik wrote,

In response to Malik's message, @KristopherRod tweeted back,

Naturally, it didn't take long for others on Twitter to chime in and voice their opinions.

One user, @zayn_vocalz, voiced support for Zayn Malik's defense of his girlfriend, but user @kpopalba claimed Gigi Hadid committed a racist act by making fun of Buddha.


Another Twitter user really went after Zayn Malik and told the the 24-year-old to "educate" himself.

That Twitter user, @egyptizayn, wrote,

There's been no shortage of hot takes on the Gigi Hadid racism debacle, and I'm not sure Zayn Malik's Twitter defense didn't make it worse.

Thoughts, Gigi?

Citations: Zayn Defends Gigi Hadid Over Claims She Mocked Asian People & Fans Aren't Having It (Refinery29)