Zayn Malik and Gigi Hadid’s Vogue Cover Is Being Criticised For It’s Take On Gender Fluidity

"Learn what it is before putting it up".

Power couple Zayn Malik and Gigi Hadid are the cover stars of Vogue’s August issue, and they also feature inside the magazine in a story about embracing gender fluidity.

But Vogue has since come up against backlash for their take on the issue, and are being criticised for putting too much of an emphasis on clothing.

In their feature images, Gigi wears a masculine suit while Zayn is dressed in what could be a woman’s jacket – and people have been taking to Twitter to say that gender fluidity is about *much* more than that.

One person wrote, “I wish someone would sit Vogue down and gently explain that a woman wearing menswear does not make her ‘gender fluid'”, while another said, “Just because a girl wears the same clothes as her bf DOESN’T mean they’re gender fluid. Learn what it is before putting it up.”

Gender fluidity is when a person does not identify themselves as having a fixed gender, and actress Ruby Rose opened up to Elle about what being gender fluid means to her, saying, “I’m not a guy; I don’t really feel like a woman, but obviously I was born one.

“So, I’m somewhere in the middle, which — in my perfect imagination — is like having the best of both sexes. I have a lot of characteristics that would normally be present in a guy and then less that would be present in a woman.”

She noted that being gender fluid is about the feeling of the person within, not the sex of the body you walk around in – or indeed the clothes you wear. “The takeaway is that only you know who you were born to be, and you need to be free to be that person,” she told the magazine.

Zayn and Gigi Hadid for Vogue Magazine. #zayn #zaynandgigi #gigihadid #zigi

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So with that being said, many people believe Vogue Magazine has missed the point. What do you think of their take on gender fluidity?

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