Fans Are Calling Out Gigi Gorgeous For Disrespecting Jewish Culture During Trip To Israel
14 June 2017, 13:41 | Updated: 9 November 2017, 10:10
Many have claimed Gigi's vlog and social media posts from Israel disrespect Jewish culture.
Gigi Gorgeous is currently facing heavy criticism from fans, claiming she's being highly insensitive and culturally inappropriate. After uploading a vlog of her recent visit to Israel, Gigi has been seriously called out and blasted in the comments of her vlog and on social media.
People are not happy at Gigi titling her vlog, 'Becoming Jewish'.
Many have perceived this as Gigi claiming she's becoming a member of the Jewish faith and culture; simply because she visited Israel.
ughhhhhh Gigi Gorgeous posted a video called "Becoming Jewish" and literally its the most UNCULTURED video I have ever seen holy fuck— BOO-nov ☠️ (@noahboa18) June 10, 2017
Another huge contention is the music choice of the vlog.
The music used in the background of the video is a pretty well known Bollywood track; but most people will know Bollywood music is from Indian culture. As a result, it appears as if Gigi has done no research into this, or has chosen to ignore the disrespect to both cultures.
gigi gorgeous' recent video is her trip to israel and the title is literally just 'BECOMING JEWISH' and shes using indian music?????????— cec / inactive (@tcmhollland) June 10, 2017
I usually like Gigi Gorgeous' videos, but her recent video "Becoming Jewish" is wildly ignorant and offensive :/— simone (@queensiimone) June 10, 2017
As well as her awkward music choice and video title, Gigi goes on to attempt an "Israeli accent"; which many have claimed is bordering on racism.
Finally, if that wasn't enough, Gigi's fans have claimed she is committing cultural appropriation; by turning a Star of David necklace into a "fashion item". This could be seen as offensive as Gigi herself is not Jewish, but is choosing to wear a religious item as an accessory.
In the still from her video below, Gigi can be seen wearing the necklace whilst holding hands with girlfriend Nats Getty.
On Instagram, Gigi also commented on visiting Jerusulem and seeing where Jesus was crucified; but for some reason, loosely translated the caption into Hebrew. Many found her use of Hebrew offensive; due to the fact Gigi has never claimed to be able to speak, read or write using the language.
One Instagram user wrote: "This is so disrespectful. Don't be using google translate. Unfollowed."
The image above, posted to Gigi's Instagram account, has come under fire for the lack of appreciation for sacred sites; especially due to the pose (seemingly done to look similar to the position Jesus was in when he was on the cross).
At the time of writing, Gigi has yet to respond to the criticism on both her video and her images on social media.
What do you think? Watch Gigi’s full video below and let us know in the comments if you believe she overstepped the mark or that people are being too critical.