Every single time Gigi Hadid has culturally appropriated or been kind of racist
Why can’t she love her own bleached roots?
by Ari Bines
We get it. Fashion is for the creatives and everyone should utilize it to express themselves. However, when your creativity is at the expense of already underrepresented faces, then you need to check yourself, and fast. Gigi Hadid has been one to consistently be one of fashion's it girls who keeps fucking with every culture but her own.
So, let's take a road down memory lane and reminisce every single time Gigi has culturally appropriated and racially ignorant for a check. Hold down your skin tones, she might just rep it in her next photoshoot.
The Marc Jacobs Fashion Show
haven't yall seen the marc jacobs show….this fool was wearing DREADS even though she aint black… pic.twitter.com/njqjsJaHuG
— anya (@sknycrackhead) February 6, 2017
— fake gigi ? (@ExposingGigiAss) August 30, 2017
Remember when people flipped out when Gigi, Bella and Kendall signed up to work the runway in locks? Don't get me wrong, Marc Jacobs should have definitely gotten some heat for this, but he's not the one willingly wearing a dreaded wig. Make up all the excuses you want for them, but it just reiterates that even models have a right to say no, and didn't.
Vogue Italia's editorial spread in 2015
Instead of hiring an actual BLACK MODEL WITH AN AFRO, they gave GiGi Hadid the hair of a black person for aesthetic. pic.twitter.com/PMjD0wfcgt
— ebon (@abstractnights) November 12, 2015
Poc appreciation post ?? Gigi Hadid wearing an afro, such an inspirational blue eyed poc! ? when will perald ever??? pic.twitter.com/jPLeOSeQ4t
— ريم (@fxouthiatused) January 29, 2016
I don't know what state of mind Gigi was in to agree to throwing on a Foxy Brown wig along with her big blue eyes, but her people were clearly not looking out for her. As much as the tweet above calls it "POC appreciation", it actually validates that non POC can put on and rip off actual identities that, we, as black people are called out for inappropriateness.
The instant a white person wears, tears and uses black culture it's "trending", but if I were to wear mine to a corporate office, it's unkempt or makes (white) people feel uncomfortable, and that, my bitches, is racism. Ya know, in case you forgot.
And then being offensive by making fun of Buddah
— Sargent Pepper (@Jonhdoeyo) November 18, 2017
Gigi literally got banned from China and was forced to back out of the Victoria Secret Fashion Show for her ignorant behavior, leaving many of her fans disappointed in her poking fun of their culture and religion.
And now more recently, her blackface cover for Vogue Italia 2018
Will she ever learn to just embrace her pale, blonde white self and stop signing on to transform into other races? The world may never know. Until next time, folks. And let's be real, there will be a next time that she commits this fuckery.
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