It’s a first for the famed show, which usually shows in the US but broke protocol last year by holding its annual lingerie extravaganza in Paris.
But for Gigi Hadid, the news that she’s been chosen to walk in the show has been marred by an influx of hate, with people taking to social media to declare that the star isn’t welcome in China.
Hadid came under fire in February 2017 after younger sister Bella posted a video of her narrowing her eyes to mimic a Buddha cookie at an Asian restaurant. Critics were quick to call her out for racism, and Bella deleted the video – but neither sister formally apologised.
Hadid has since disabled comments on her Instagram post announcing her VS news.
This article originally appeared on marie claire.