Gigi Hadid's Palestinian Heritage BLASTED on Social Media

HollyscoopPublished: March 2, 201716 views
Published: March 2, 2017

Gigi Hadid is celebrating yet another modeling milestone - she’s the landed the cover for Vogue Arabia’s , her first time being featured in the magazine. But Gigi is being scolded by her fans for cultural appropriation. See, the model’s face on the magazine is covered by a view, which is traditionally worn in middle eastern countries. Fans though thought the look the inappropriate. Gigi debuted the cover herself this morning on her instagram account sharing the striking image and a heartfelt message about Vogue Aribia’s very first issue. I think the beautiful thing about there being international Vogue’s is that, as a fashion community, we are able to celebrate and share with the world, different cultures she wrote. Being half palestinian, it means the world to be to be on the first ever cover of Vogue Arabia. Now even though Gigi plainly stated she was half Palestinian, fans STILL blasted the model on her instagram page. One person referenced her culture in saying this: Only claiming when it suits you. Another commenter agreed: How interesting for you to bring up your roots only when it benefits you. typical opportunist. I hope you can use some of your power, privedge, wealth and voice in positive ways than just benefiting yourself. Other fans however saw Gigi’s heritage and message as inspirational, rather than opportunistic. this fan praised Gigi’s efforts writing: phenomenal message, cover, spirit. We love and support you endlessly. Another said, honestly in love with your message. a big Like. Gigi hasn’t responded to the hate, but she’s no stranger to this kind of criticism in her career. During New York fashion week last year Gigi and all the models who walked in the Marc Jacob’s show, were criticized for wearing colorful dreads down the runway. Fans screamed cultural appropriation. Gigi also came under fire for a separate vogue cover. The model wore a bright blue wig on vogue italia. Again, fans blasted the model for cultural appropriation. honestly, we talk about this a lot and I think the biggest thing to take away is that gigi and other models are doing a job - they don’t get to pick their clothing, so is it really their fault?? You let me know what you think in the comment section below

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