'Vogue' irks many after removing Palestine from post about Gigi Hadid

Mohammed El-Kurd, Fatima Bhutto among others called out the publication for conveniently removing Palestine

Entertainment Desk March 09, 2022

Vogue has found itself in hot waters after social media users pointed out a glaring change in one of their recent posts about model Gigi Hadid donating her earnings from Paris Fashion Week to Ukraine and Palestine.

In the original post, Gigi, who has been very vocal about Israel's atrocities in Palestine, shared, "We don’t have control over most of our work schedules, but we would like to walk ‘for’ something. I am pledging to donate my earnings from fall 2022 shows to aid those suffering from the war in Ukraine, as well as continuing to support those experiencing the same in Palestine."

While some users had reservations about her comparisons between Palestine and Ukraine, others lauded her for her stance. Vogue, too, went on to highlight her efforts. However, in the same post, they conveniently left Palestine out and shared Ukraine's ordeal.


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The missed out detail was caught by eagle-eyed social media users and they went on to call out the publication. Prominent Palestinian activist, Mohammed El-Kurd shared, "Vogue magazine reported that Gigi Hadid is donating her earnings to relief efforts in Ukraine and Palestine. Vogue then removed “Palestine” from its report following backlash from Zionists, some of whom likened Vogue’s post to 'calling for a 2nd Holocaust'.”

Pakistani author and activist Fatima Bhutto, too, shared similar sentiments and added, "Did you delete Palestine from this tweet? Vogue magazine, this is astoundingly unethical."

Mehdi Hassan commented, "So Gigi Hadid pledges to donate her earnings from Fall 2022 to relief efforts for occupied Ukrainians *and* occupied Palestinians and then Vogue magazine just erases the Palestinians from its Instagram post on her pledge?"

Many other social media users shared similar thoughts.

Gigi, whose father is Nazareth-born, Jordanian-American real estate developer Mohamed Hadid and her sister is fellow supermodel Bella Hadid, took to the photo-sharing site to share that she will donate earnings from her Fall 2022 runway shows to help those suffering from the war in Ukraine.

She added, “Hands off Ukraine. Hands off Palestine. Peace. Peace. Peace.” Vogue uploaded its own Instagram post about Gigi’s decision, which quoted the model’s controversial comparison between Ukrainians and Palestinians. The magazine removed the comparison hours later, after receiving flak for giving it a greater platform. However, her initial comments have not yet been taken down from the news article on the Vogue website.

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