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Model Gigi Hadid Pulls out of Victoria's Secret China Show

Friday, 17 November 2017 06:39 AM

SHANGHAI (AP) — Supermodel Gigi Hadid says she will not be walking the Victoria's Secret fashion show in Shanghai next week, a few months after Chinese internet users accused her of racist behavior.

Hadid said in a post on her Twitter account Friday: "I'm so bummed I won't be able to make it to China this year. Love my VS family, and will be with all my girls in spirit!!"

Hadid did not give a reason and Victoria's Secret refused to comment on the issue.

The surprise exit comes months after a video that showed Hadid squinting as she held up a miniature Buddha triggered an outpouring of criticism on Chinese social networks.

Hadid responded by apologizing in September on China's popular Twitter-like microblog site, Weibo.

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