Controversy Surrounds Gisele Bündchen's Walk at the Olympics Opening Ceremony

Drama on the world's stage!

image
Getty Images

Not everyone was crazy about supermodel Gisele Bündchen's crazy-long walk across the Olympic stadium last night during Rio's opening ceremony. In fact, some folks were downright annoyed.

Over at The New York Times, psychologist and feminist commentator Letícia Bahia was openly curious about why Gisele was the Brazilian chosen to strut her stuff to "The Girl from Ipanema."

Advertisement - Continue Reading Below

"What does it say about a mixed-race country, boasting about its pride over miscegenation, to choose a supermodel who is white, ultraskinny, blond and blue-eyed to represent the women of Brazil?" Bahia said.

Lots of people shared similar sentiments on Twitter, calling the walk "dumb," "embarrassing," and "too long." Others questioned if she was the right person to rep Brazil on the world's stage.

Advertisement - Continue Reading Below

Of course, since this is the Internet, for every hater, there was a celebrator:

But it looks like Gisele had the last laugh — girl enjoyed a legit dance party after her walk and partied the night away in Brazil.

Advertisement - Continue Reading Below
More From Celebrity