US Vogue apologises for Zayn Malik and Gigi Hadid 'gender fluid' claim

US Vogue apologises for Zayn Malik and Gigi Hadid 'gender fluid' claim

Vogue admitted it "missed the mark" when they wrote that Zayn Malik and Gigi Hadid were "embracing gender fluidity" because they share clothes.

Vogue received some serious and well-deserved backlash after releasing its August cover on Thursday. They were said to have misused of the term "gender fluidity" and misrepresented actual gender-fluid people. Taking to the social media platform, many began pointing out that the couple does not qualify as gender fluid just because they wear each others' clothes.

"Yes hello police, Gigi Hadid wore trousers last week and now Vogue is calling her a gender fluid icon", added another.

As a result, Vogue issued an apology.

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 are very sorry the story did not correctly reflect the spirit - we missed the mark.

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

Gigi Hadid is "infatuated" with Zayn Malik's tattoos, but doesn't have an overall favourite as it changes every week.

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During Vogue's "73 Questions" interview, Gigi was asked about Zayn's pie making, and she said: "I am so grateful for that. It doesn't matter if it was made for a girl".

Twitter had a field day saying it was a reach for Vogue to declare the couple "gender fluid".

However, this time, Vogue aplogised for the story. And what feels good on you that day.

The topic didn't actually sum why exactly Hadid and Malik featured when there were a number of gender fluid models and celebrities present in the industry.

Even Teen Vogue, the magazine's younger counterpart, took a shot at its peer, tweeting out the definition of "gender-fluid" along with an article explainer.

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.