Gigi Hadid has just announced that she will no longer be walking in this year’s Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show in Shanghai. “I’m so bummed I won’t be able to make it to China this year,” she wrote on Twitter. “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! :)”
While it’s unclear why Hadid is no longer participating, she faced backlash in February when sister Bella posted a video of her squinting her eyes while holding a Buddha-shaped cookie. She waited until September — after it was announced that she would be participating in the fashion show in China — to apologize.
“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 apologize to those who were hurt or felt let down by me,” she wrote on the Chinese social media site Weibo.
“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.”
The other models, including Bella, Karlie Kloss and Martha Hunt, are already on their way to Shanghai for the show.
The Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show airs on Nov. 28 at 10 p.m. on CBS.
From: Daily News