Seems like Vogue might have missed the class on gender fluidity.
The fashion magazine on Thursday released its August issue featuring on its cover, model Gigi Hadid and singer Zayn Malik, who are dating in real life.
The article centres around Hadid and Malik being “part of a new generation embracing gender fluidity.”
It goes on to mention the “new blas attitude” towards gender identities, drawing on a conversation between the duo.
Here’s how it went down:
Hadid: I shop in your closet all the time, dont I?
Malik: Yeah, but same. What was that T-shirt I borrowed the other day?
Hadid: The Anna Sui?
Malik: Yeah, I like that shirt… It doesn’t matter if it was made for a girl.
Hadid: Totally. It’s not about gender. It’s about, like, shapes. And anyway, it’s fun to experiment…
“It”s not about gender, it’s about, like, shapes”. Yep, that’s the face of gender fluidity right there.
People are pretty upset about the article:
doesn’t vogue think non binary/gender fluid people would have been great to talk to abt gender fluidity? not gigi hadid and zayn malik?
Shannon Steck (@shannonsteck) July 13, 2017
still fucking mad over vogue’s article on gigi hadid and zayn malik being gender fluid u better all apologize asap
nery (@katrinanery) July 14, 2017
that whole article is honestly so insulting, being genderfluid is a identity not a fucking fashion trend
sarah (@dreamshes) July 14, 2017
i still can’t believe vogue tried to use gender fluid to describe them. anna and the team are so out of touch with american society.
efay (@fallback__) July 14, 2017
Thank you Vogue for opening our eyes to gender fluidity. This is just what we need in 2017.