Zayn Defends Girlfriend Gigi Hadid After She's Accused of Racist Snapchat Video

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Zayn Malik and Gigi Hadid attend the Manus x Machina: Fashion in an Age of Technology Costume Institute Benefit Gala at Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 2, 2016 in New York City.

After Gigi Hadid faced backlash for a video her sister posted on Snapchat last weekend, Zayn defended his girlfriend Monday night with a single tweet.

In the video -- which Bella Hadid has since deleted but is still being shared around Twitter -- Gigi holds a Buddha-shaped cookie up to her face, squints her eyes, and smiles. Twitter users decried the video as being racist against Asians and singled out Zayn's Southwest-Asian heritage.

In response to questions from fans about the video, Zayn tweeted, “trust me.. she likes asians ;).”


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