Just months after Gigi Hadid was slammed for mocking the Asian culture in a bizarre video posted by her lil sister, Bella Hadid, Gigi has been accused of racism once again.
The model graces the cover of the very first issue of Vogue Arabia, an appropriate choice as Gigi’s father is from Palestine.
In both versions of the cover she wears a jewel-embroidered headscarf, in stunning photos taken by photographers Inez Van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin.
“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,” Gigi wrote on Instagram. “Being half-Palestinian, it means the world to me to be on the first-ever cover(s) of @voguearabia, and I hope that this magazine will show another layer of the fashion industry's desire to continue to accept, celebrate, and incorporate all people & customs and make everyone feel like they have fashion images and moments they can relate to... & learn and grow in doing so. Thank you @deenathe1st for your vision and for having me on this cover... by the incredible @inezandvinoodh - so much love.”
The shoot has people srsly divided, with some praising Gigi for embracing her heritage and some accusing her of racism.
There’s no denying that Gigi looks absolutely stunning in the pics, its just a shame that so many people's feelings were hurt in the process!