Why Gigi Hadid Latest ‘Vogue’ Cover Is Getting Backlash
Gigi Hadid is on her umpteenth Vogue cover and the latest edition of the European glossy has people worked into a lather.
The source of the controversy: The cover, which was shot by Steven Klein, shows Gigi heavily bronzed — so bronzed that it looks as if her skin tone has been altered. Fans and followers responded by commenting on Gigi’s Instagram of the cover shot, with Perez Hilton remarking, “too much bronzer” and others suggesting the shoot hedges on blackface.
Many fans also called out the overuse of photoshop claiming that it looked like the editors had warped some of her limbs and features. While some are defending the shoot, pointing to her Palestinian heritage as a reference point, the majority of the comments skew toward the critical, indicating Gigi was so over-edited she no longer looks like their favorite supermodel. “Girl, what did they do to your face?” commented one of Hadid’s followers.