Vogue apologized for calling Gigi Hadid and Zayn Malik "gender fluid"

Ruben Hill
July 17, 2017

Vogue issued an apology after a cover story labeling Gigi Hadid and Zayn Malik as "gender-fluid" sparked massive controversy on the internet.

In an interview with the magazine, the former One Direction star and Hadid talked about borrowing from each other's wardrobes.

However, this time, Vogue aplogised for the story. 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".

Gigi Hadid shared some fun tidbits about herself and her famous squad while participating in Vogue magazine's "73 Questions" web series.

Many readers were outraged over the publication's misuse of the non-binary and gender fluid labels, which, according to the Human Rights Campaign, denotes "a person who does not identify with a single fixed gender, or expresses a fluid or unfixed gender identity".

But readers were quick to point out on Twitter that what you wear does not make you "gender fluid". It's about, like, shapes.

When asked which of Zayn's tattoos is her favourite, the blonde beauty said: I feel like I have a new, kind of infatuation, with a different one every week.

He said: "With social media, the world's gotten very small and it can seem like everyone's doing the same thing".

Taking a jibe at the cover story, a social media user said if women wearing men's clothing were considered gender fluid, then women from 40s who sported bell bottoms and pants would also qualify in the category.

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.

Poet Tyler Ford, who is quoted in the article, noted that the story overlooked how gender fluid relates to the LGBT community except for Ford's quote.

"We do look forward to continuing the conversation with greater sensitivity", the magazine continued.

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