Zayn Malik’s fans have decided to take it upon themselves to give his girlfriend Gigi Hadid a Geography lesson after she awkwardly referred to him as “half middle-eastern.”
Speaking to Gulf news during a recent trip to Dubai, Gigi said, “When someone comes up to me and they tell me, ‘I’m Palestinian’ and we make a connection, it’s beautiful. My boyfriend is also half Middle Eastern. It’s just a connection that you make that’s really cool. It’s hard to explain but you feel like you’re amongst [your] people.”
Zayn, who is Bradford born isn’t Middle Eastern. His father Yaser Malik, is British Pakistani, while his mother Tricia, is British, with Irish heritage. The Middle East comprises of Western Asia and Egypt, whereas Pakistan is situated in Southern Asia.