Gigi Hadid is still trying to make nice with Asia. A video of Gigi mocking the eyes on a Buddha cookie surfaced in February, and it’s dogged the model ever since. Because of the vid, Twitter users from China recently raised an uproar after Gigi announced that she was headed to Shanghai for the 2017 Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show.
Gigi took to Weibo, an internal Chinese social media service, to apologize for the video. But she was criticized for not apologizing on Twitter or Instagram, where more of the world could see it. None of that tension has stopped Vogue Japan from putting Gigi on the cover of its latest issue.
Gigi is being called a “Free Spirit” on the cover, and a bunch of black and white pics from the shoot have her looking like an eccentric millionaire trying to catch some Dalmatians. Tons of animal prints and fur didn’t scare off the dog that appears alongside Gigi in some of the shots.
Check out pics from the spread, plus see the highly stylized video accompanying the cover, below.
(Photo credit: Gigi Hadid Instagram account)