Teen Vogue labels current it couple Gigi Hadid and Zayn Malik, as gender-fluid because they…wait for it…borrow clothes from each other’s wardrobe. We can’t help but laugh at this!
While we aren’t experts on gender-fluidity and the non-binary community, we are pretty sure it takes more than borrowing someone’s t-shirt to be labeled as gender-fluid.
Hadid and Malik’s inane conversation went something like this:
“I shop in your closet all the time, don’t I?” Hadid asks.
“Yeah, but same,” replies Malik. “What was that T-shirt I borrowed the other day?”
“The Anna Sui?” asks Hadid.
“Yeah,” Malik says. “I like that shirt. And if it’s tight on me, so what? It doesn’t matter if it was made for a girl.”
So they like to wear each other’s clothes and refuse to adhere to fashion stereotypes. But this is hardly a headliner! And of course the gender-fluid community are far from impressed.
straight cis couple shares clothes, Vogue declares them gender fluid. Teen Vogue is gonna have to clean this one up for Mama Vogue. pic.twitter.com/0VdVKadBbq
— Molly Priddy (@mollypriddy) July 13, 2017
— Colette Fahy (@colettefahy_) July 13, 2017
Even Cosmopolitan magazine were not impressed. “But Gigi and Zayn are not the faces of the nonbinary or genderqueer movement as Vogue would have its readers think — strictly speaking, Zayn isn’t really wearing any clothing you’d view as “women’s” in his shots.”
Cosmopolitan added, “While they may be “part of a new generation embracing gender fluidity,” they certainly aren’t at the forefront of that change; rather, they are the beneficiaries of activism that transgender and gender-nonconforming people have been leading for generations — plural. And in the context of this shoot, they’re appropriating those efforts.”
Better luck next time, Teen Vogue!
Chicks on the Right reports:
It sucks to be Vogue today! (And every day, if we’re being honest here).
Vogue recently featured celeb couple Gigi Hadid and Zayn Malik on its cover.
Yes. The two are dating. In the story, Vogue suggests that the couple is “gender-fluid” because they borrow each other’s clothes. They’re totes trendy like that. The title of the story is “Gigi Hadid and Zayn Malik Are Part of a New Generation Who Don’t See Fashion as Gendered.” It talks about how millennials
are increasingly finding themselves confused over what boys typically wear and what girls typically wear don’t see clothes as gendered.