'Vogue' Apologizes For Gigi Hadid & Zayn Malik "Gender-Fluidity" Cover Story

Sandy Mccarthy
July 17, 2017

Responding to the backlash, a spokesperson for the iconic publication attempted to justify the magazine's intention during their fashion-oriented interview with the model and former One Direction star.

Read: Jennifer Lawrence, John Currin To Grace Vogue's September Cover Together? It doesn't matter if it was made for a girl.' Hadid nods vigorously. "Wearing your gf's T-shirt does not make you gender fluid", on Twitter user wrote.

But the apology might have fallen on deaf ears since the backlash of the piece was nearly immediate.

The article, written by Maya Singer, spoke of a "new generation embracing gender fluidity", and took a look back at the couple's history and their "blasé attitude toward gender codes" because they liked to share wardrobes.

Others noted that Malik "isn't out here wearing dresses", and suggested it was "such a big jump for the mag to declare gender fluidity". Most importantly, Gigi and Zayn may be eschewing fashion norms that come with the gender binary, but they're not actually gender fluid.

During the interview, Zayn asked Gigi what T-shirt he'd borrowed from her recently, which had promoted the "gender fluidity" suggestion.

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Hadid added: "It's not about gender". And what feels good on you that day.

Malik told the magazine: "It can seem like everyone's doing the same thing". Gender, whatever - you want to make a statement.

If you're a dedicated Gigi fan, you'll already know this, but a lot of us needed the refresher of her real name and we had a mini mind-blown moment.

"The story was meant to highlight the impact the gender-fluid, non-binary communities have had on fashion and culture", a Vogue spokeswoman said in a statement, according to the Entertainment Tonight report.

The statement went on, "We are very sorry the story did not correctly reflect that spirit - we missed the mark".

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