Vogue issues apology following Zayn and Gigi’s ‘gender-fluid’ cover

“The story was meant to highlight the impact the gender-fluid, non-binary communities have had on fashion and culture”, a spokeswoman for Vogue told BuzzFeed in a statement on Friday (14 July).

Another said, “Vogue talking about gender fluidity: cool!”

The growing outraged pushed the magazine to quickly change the peg and headline of their story to “Gigi Hadid and Zayn Malik are part of a new generation embracing gender fluidity“.

Zayn and Gigi are profiled in this piece on gender fluidity because… they borrow each other’s clothes sometimes?” wrote another. “Wearing your gf’s T-shirt does not make you gender fluid”, one user wrote.

Despite the faux pas, the August issue cover was praised for featuring a Mulsim man and half-Palestinian woman on the cover.

“We are very sorry the story did not correctly reflect the spirit – we missed the mark”, they admitted.

“We do look forward to continuing the conversation with greater sensitivity”. Hadid says in the article.

“‘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″.

When asked which of Zayn’s tattoos are her favorite, Gigi said, “I feel like I have a new, kind of infatuation, with a different one every week. It doesn’t matter if it was made for a girl”.

However, this time, Vogue aplogised for the story.

– Miss Queen Sateen (@sateenie)Think Vogue is a bit confused on what gender fluidity is! And what feels good on you that day.

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.

The fashion juggernaut suggested they were “gender-fluid” because they wear each other’s clothing and this upset many busy-bodies on Twitter.