Gigi Hadid accused of racism after footage surfaces of her allegedly 'mocking Asians people'

Gigi Hadid came under fire this week after a video of her surfaced allegedly "mocking Asian people" as she holds up a mini Buddha statue.

The footage, which can be seen in the video above, was posted by her younger sister, Bella, over the weekend, but she has since deleted it.

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Fans almost immediately took to Twitter and the comments section after the video was posted to call Hadid out for what they perceived as racial insensitivity.

As Us Weekly pointed out, fans were especially shocked by the footage given that Hadid's boyfriend, Zayn Malik, is part Asian and her Palestinian-American father, Mohamed Hadid, is Middle Eastern.

See photos of Gigi's impeccable style on 2016:

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LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 28: Gigi Hadid is seen at LAX on January 28, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by gotpap/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 15: Model Gigi Hadid arrives to attend the 'Sports Illustrated Swimsuit 2016 - Swin City' at the Altman building on February 15, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Marc Piasecki/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 16: Gigi Hadid seen leaving her house to go to a Fashion Show during New York Fashion Week> on February 16, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Team/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 16: Model Gigi Hadid is seen walking in Soho on February 16, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Raymond Hall/GC Images)
MIAMI BEACH, FL - FEBRUARY 17: Gigi Hadid a ttends Sports Illustrated Swimsuit 2016 - Swim BBQ VIP at 1 Hotel & Homes South Beach on February 17, 2016 in Miami Beach, Florida. (Photo by Aaron Davidson/FilmMagic)
MIAMI, FL - FEBRUARY 18: Gigi Hadid attends A Night at Sea VIP Boat Cruise sponsored by Sports Illustrated Swimsuit 2016 Yacht Cruise on February 18, 2016 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Sergi Alexander/Getty Images for Sports Illustrated)
PARIS, FRANCE - MARCH 08: Gigi Hadid is seen arriving at Chanel Fashion show during Paris Fashion Week : Womenswear Fall Winter 2016/2017 on March 8, 2016 in Paris, France. (Photo by Jacopo Raule/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 17: Gigi Hadid seen out and about in SoHo on March 17, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Robert Kamau/GC Images)
WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA - MARCH 20: Model Gigi Hadid attends the Daily Front Row 'Fashion Los Angeles Awards' at Sunset Tower Hotel on March 20, 2016 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Pret-a-Reporter/Getty Images)
BURBANK, CALIFORNIA - APRIL 09: Model Gigi Hadid arrives at the 2016 MTV Movie Awards at Warner Bros. Studios on April 9, 2016 in Burbank, California. (Photo by Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NEW YORK - APRIL 11: Model Gigi Hadid is seen in soho on April 11, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Raymond Hall/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 02: Zayn Malik and Gigi Hadid arrive for the 'Manus x Machina: Fashion In An Age Of Technology' Costume Institute Gala at Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 2, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Karwai Tang/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 09: Gigi Hadid is seen in Soho on May 9, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Alo Ceballos/GC Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 02: Gigi Hadid is seen on June 2, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by wow/Star Max/GC Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 03: Gigi Hadid arrives at the Maybelline New York Beauty Bash at The Line Hotel on June 3, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
CULVER CITY, CA - JUNE 04: Model Gigi Hadid attends Spike TV's 'Guys Choice 2016' at Sony Pictures Studios on June 4, 2016 in Culver City, California.(Photo by JB Lacroix/WireImage)
TORONTO, ON - JUNE 19: iHeartRADIO MuchMusic Video Awards host Gigi Hadid arrives at the 2016 iHeartRADIO MuchMusic Video Awards at MuchMusic HQ on June 19th, 2016 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by George Pimentel/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - JULY 12: Gigi Hadid is seen on July 12, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Ignat/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - JULY 22: Model Gigi Hadid is seen walking in Soho on July 22, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Raymond Hall/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - JULY 25: Model Gigi Hadid is seen walking in Soho on July 25, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Raymond Hall/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 04: Gigi Hadid seen on the streets of Manhattan on September 4, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by James Devaney/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 09: Gigi Hadid seen on the streets of Manhattan on September 9, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by James Devaney/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 10: Gigi Hadid seen on the streets of Manhattan on September 10, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by James Devaney/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 14: Gigi Hadid seen on the streets of Manhattan on September 14, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by James Devaney/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 26: Gigi Hadid attends Stuart Weitzman's Launch of the Gigi Boot on October 26, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images for Stuart Weitzman)
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 09: Gigi Hadid is seen at 'Jimmy Kimmel Live!' on November 09, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by RB/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 14: Gigi Hadid attends a private dinner hosted by Stuart Weitzman and Gigi Hadid, to celebrate the opening of the Stuart Weitzman London Flagship Store, at the Royal Academy of Arts on November 14, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Darren Gerrish/Darren Gerrish/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 20: Model Gigi Hadid arrives at the 2016 American Music Awards at Microsoft Theater on November 20, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Allen Berezovsky/Getty Images for Fashion Media)
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 20: Host Gigi Hadid attends the 2016 American Music Awards at Microsoft Theater on November 20, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/AMA2016/Getty Images for dcp)
PARIS, FRANCE - NOVEMBER 30: Gigi Hadid attends '2016 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show' after show photocall at Le Grand Palais on November 30, 2016 in Paris, France. (Photo by Marc Piasecki/WireImage)
LONDON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 05: Model Gigi Hadid attends The Fashion Awards 2016 on December 5, 2016 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Venturelli/Getty Images for GUCCI)
NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 08: Gigi Hadid is seen on December 08, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Gardiner Anderson/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 13: Model Gigi Hadid is seen walking in Soho on December 13, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Raymond Hall/GC Images)
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The minor controversy comes after a month of relative social media silence from the 21-year-old model, who had previously vowed to take a slight break from posting to her accounts. Though she has posted a couple of times over the past few weeks, she has been notably more quiet on social media as she continues to enjoy living in NYC.

She has yet to publicly comment on the reaction to the video, though Malik did tweet an apparent response to the uproar.

"People's nerve to call me ignorant, when any change they get I'm a terrorist," he tweeted. "To be racists goes against my very existence..."

"So please don't try to educate me," he followed up.

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Zayn Malik attends the world premiere of Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows at Odeon Leicester Square on November 11, 2010 in London, England. (Photo by Mike Marsland/WireImage)
Bbc Radio 1 Teen Awards, Wembley Arena, London, Britain - 09 Oct 2011, One Direction - Zayn Malik (Photo by Brian Rasic/Getty Images)
LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - OCTOBER 12: Zayn Malik of One Direction launch their new Nokia handsets at The Carphone Warehouse on October 12, 2011 in London, England. (Photo by Jon Furniss/WireImage)
DUISBURG, GERMANY - NOVEMBER 30: Zayn Malik of One Direction takes photos with fans The Dome 60 on November 30, 2011 in Duisburg, Germany. (Photo by Mathis Wienand/Getty Images)
LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - JANUARY 22: Zayn Malik of One Direction performs at HMV Hammersmith Apollo on January 22, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Joseph Okpako/FilmMagic)
LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 21: (EMBARGOED FOR PUBLICATION IN UK TABLOID NEWSPAPERS UNTIL 48 HOURS AFTER CREATE DATE AND TIME. MANDATORY CREDIT PHOTO BY DAVE M. BENETT/GETTY IMAGES REQUIRED) Zayn Malik arrives at the BRIT Awards 2012 at O2 Arena on February 21, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Dave M. Benett/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 12: Zayn Malik of the band One Direction performs on NBC's 'Today' show at Rockefeller Plaza on March 12, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Neilson Barnard/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 16: Singers Niall Horan, Zayn Malik of One Direction pose for photos at theSiriusXM Studio on March 16, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Astrid Stawiarz/Getty Images)
SOMERDALE, NJ - MARCH 17: Zayn Malik and Zayn Malik of the group One Direction attends a CD signing for 'Up All Night' at Walmart on March 17, 2012 in Somerdale, New Jersey. (Photo by Bobby Bank/WireImage)
Zayn Malik of One Direction performs at the Bank Atlantic Center in Sunrise, Florida, Sunday, July 1, 2012. (Robert Duyos/Sun Sentinel/MCT via Getty Images)
Bbc Radio 1'S Teen Awards, Wembley Arena, London, Britain - 07 Oct 2012, One Direction - Zayn Malik (Photo by Brian Rasic/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 13: Zayn Malik of One Direction performs on NBC's 'Today' at Rockefeller Plaza on November 13, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Slaven Vlasic/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 07: Zayn Malik of the group One Direction performs onstage during Z100's Jingle Ball 2012 presented by Aeropostale at Madison Square Garden on December 7, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Brian Killian/WireImage)
UNIVERSAL CITY, CA - AUGUST 11: Singer Zayn Malik of One Direction attends the Teen Choice Awards 2013 at Gibson Amphitheatre on August 11, 2013 in Universal City, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 19: Zayn Malik attends a press conference for 'One Direction This Is Us' at Big Sky Studios on August 19, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by Ian Gavan/Getty Images for Sony Pictures)
LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 20: Zayn Malik attends the world premiere of 'One Direction - This Is Us' at The Empire Leicester Square on August 20, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by Dave J Hogan/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 23: Zayn Malik of One Direction performs on NBC's 'Today' at Rockefeller Center on August 23, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/WireImage)
BURBANK, CA - NOVEMBER 22: Musician Zayn Malik performs onstage at the 'One Direction iHeartRadio Album Release Party' hosted by Ryan Seacrest at the iHeartRadio Theater Los Angeles Ă‚ Clear Channel's new music and events venue located at The Burbank Studios in Burbank, CA (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images for Clear Channel)
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 22: Singer Zayn Malik of the band One Direction performs onstage during rehearsals for the 2013 American Music Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on November 22, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/AMA2013/Getty Images for DCP)
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 24: Singer Zayn Malik of One Direction performs onstage during the 2013 American Music Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on November 24, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Christopher Polk/AMA2013/Getty Images for DCP)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 26: Zayn Malik of One Direction performs on ABC's 'Good Morning America' at Rumsey Playfield, Central Park on November 26, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/WireImage)
LAS VEGAS, NV - SEPTEMBER 20: Singer Zayn Malik of One Direction poses in the press room during the 2014 iHeartRadio Music Festival at MGM Grand Garden Arena on September 20, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 23: Singer Zayn Malik of One Direction attends the 2014 American Music Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on November 23, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - APRIL 17: Zayn Malik attends The Asian Awards 2015 at The Grosvenor House Hotel on April 17, 2015 in London, England. (Photo by Karwai Tang/WireImage)
PARIS, FRANCE - JUNE 25: Singer Zayn Malik attends the Louis Vuitton Menswear Spring/Summer 2016 show as part of Paris Fashion Week on June 25, 2015 in Paris, France. (Photo by Bertrand Rindoff Petroff/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - AUGUST 10: Zayn Malik attends the premiere of 'Straight Outta Compton' at Microsoft Theater on August 10, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 05: Singer Zayn Malik is seen walking in Soho on January 5, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Raymond Hall/GC Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - FEBRUARY 14: Zayn Malik arrives at the 2016 Pre-GRAMMY Gala and Salute to Industry Icons honoring Irving Azoff held at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on February 14, 2016 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Michael Tran/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK - MARCH 24: Zayn Malik seen leaving the Soho House in Meatpacking District on March 24, 2016 in New York, New York. (Photo by Josiah Kamau/BuzzFoto via Getty Images)
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