Gigi Hadid and Zayn Malik wear each other's clothes

Vogue faces backlash for 'gender fluid' story on Gigi Hadid and Zayn Malik

Vogue faces backlash for 'gender fluid' story on Gigi Hadid and Zayn Malik

The cover features Gigi Hadid and Zayn Malik as "gender bending" fashion icons, along with a story titled "Gigi Hadid and Zayn Malik Are Part of a New Generation Embracing Gender Fluidity".

Throughout the article, Hadid and Malik are quoted engaging in light chit-chat about how they enjoy going through each other's closets and finding new pieces to wear, regardless of whether they were marketed to men or women. And if it's tight on me, so what?

"Totally. It's not about gender", Hadid responds.

One Twitter user wrote, "Think @Vogue is a bit confused on what gender fluidity is! Vogue is talking about gender fluidity with a hetero couple that borrows each other's t-shirts: LOL".

Unfortunately, Vogue seems to have missed that particular memo, appearing to confuse the current fashion trend for crossover between menswear and womenswear with a comment on gender identity as they revealed that Zayn once borrowed a t-shirt from Gigi's wardrobe.

He wrote: "Rather than just position Zayn and Gigi as #RelationshipGoals, Vogue is labelling them as #GenderfluidGoals, and that's a problem - one that's already seen a major backlash on social media". And what feels good on you that day.

The magazine released a statement that read, "The story was meant to highlight the impact the gender-fluid, non-binary communities have had on fashion and culture", Vogue's statement read. A few Twitter handles also brought to Vogue's notice that there are actually real life gender fluid people who are famous and can be featured on the cover.

Taking a jibe at the cover story, a social media user said if women wearing men's clothing were considered gender fluid, then women from 40s who sported bell bottoms and pants would also qualify in the category. "You know? You want to feel distinct", Zayn continued.

"We are very sorry the story did not correctly reflect the spirit - we missed the mark", they admitted.