Gigi Hadid and Zayn Malik's Vogue Cover
Key Players: Vogue, Gigi Hadid, Zayn Malik
What Happened: Gigi Hadid and Zayn Malik graced the August cover of Vogue, and the editorial piece sparked outrage. Readers were upset that two celebrities in a straight relationship were made to represent the entire gender-fluid community.
In the interview, the couple admitted they wore each other's clothes, and the headline of the piece read "Gigi Hadid and Zayn Malik Are Part of a New Generation Embracing Gender Fluidity." We've all borrowed our SO's clothes before, but that can hardly be considered gender fluid.
Vogue released this statement in response to the criticism: "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 that spirit — we missed the mark. We do look forward to continuing the conversation with greater sensitivity."