Gigi Hadid Apologizes After Being Accused of ‘Blackface’ On Vogue Magazine
Gigi Hadid found herself in a big messy situation yesterday after her cover for Vogue Italia was released. It showed Gigi with noticeably deep darker skin, and now the super model is speaking out on it.
In an Instagram story she shared a photo of herself walking home from the photoshoot covering her face from the paparazzi. In her caption she mentioned how much she had been bronzed and explained the lack of control she has on set.
“Please understand that my control of a shoot 1. is non existent in terms of creative direction 2. ends completely when I leave set, and anything done to a photo in post is out of my control fully.”
She went on to explain that the bronze look is a style that photographer Steven Klein uses in his editorials all the time. “The bronzing and photoshop is a style that S.Klein has done for many years and I believe was what was expected from the shoot (to show me in a different way creatively). BUT, although I understand what Vogue Italia‘s intentions were, it was not executed correctly, and the concerns that have been brought up are valid.”
She continued, “I want to address this for those who were offended by the editing/retouching/coloring of the cover. Please know that things would have been different if my control of the situation was different. Regardless, I want to apologize because my intention is never to diminish those concerns or take opportunities away from anyone else, and I hope this can be an example to other magazines and teams in the future. There are real issues regarding representation in fashion — it’s our responsibility to acknowledge those issues and communicate through them to work towards a more diverse industry.”
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