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Vogue apologises for its \"gender bending\" Zayn and Gigi cover

Vogue immediately received backlash after it released its August cover on Thursday, featuring couple Gigi Hadid and Zayn Malik, along with a story titled “Gigi Hadid and Zayn Malik Are Part of a New Generation Embracing Gender Fluidity.”

The story itself features the pair as gender-fluid dressers; gender-fluid because they occasionally borrow items from each other’s closets:

“I shop in your closet all the time, don’t I?” Hadid, 22, flicks a lock of dyed-green hair out of her boyfriend’s eyes as she poses the question. “Yeah, but same,” replies Malik, 24. “What was that T-shirt I borrowed the other day?”

After many people criticised the decision to have Malik and Hadid represent a “gender bending” generation (rather than anyone who actually identified as nonbinary or gender-fluid), a Vogue spokeswoman issued the following statement to Fashionista.com:

The story was intended to highlight the impact the gender-fluid, non-binary communities have had on fashion and culture. 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.

Source: http://www.harpersbazaar.co.uk/fashion/fashion-news/news/a42724/vogue-apologizes-gender-bending-gigi-zayn-cover/

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