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Gigi Hadid Under Fire For Donning Blackface On Vogue Italia Cover

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Gigi Hadid Under Fire For Donning Blackface On Vogue Italia Cover

Gigi’s Vogue cover is getting slammed!

While appearing on the cover of the Italian version of fashion magazine VogueGigi Hadid seemingly darkened her skin and the internet is accusing her of undergoing blackface, with the backlash extending to the publication.

Additionally, the 23-year-old model took to Instagram on Wednesday (May 2) to share the since-deleted May 2018 cover in excitement, stating she’s “excited, honored and grateful.”

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As a result, moments later some of her nearly 40 million followers responded befuddled and criticized:

“Didn’t even recognize her! Wow!”

“Who the hell is this doing blackface? Complete disregard for appropriateness. Unacceptable.”

“How about instead of trying to be a color you’re not, hire someone who is naturally that color! I totally understand tanning but this isn’t tanning this is black face!”

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While the cover’s shot by photographer Steven Klein, the photo features Hadid draped across another model’s lap, Justin Martin, both flaunting darkened skin.

In addition to the aforementioned comments, a third user stated:

“This is blackface. How anyone thought this was okay is beyond me. They made you look like a black woman instead of getting a black woman to pose for the cover or letting your natural skin show. This nowhere close to okay.”

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Additionally, back in November 2015 she hit the cover in a blue afro with a series of pastel-colored wigs within the pages of the book.

As a result, she faced much backlash and criticism by readers again asking why they didn’t simply use Black models to sport the afros.

At the moment, neither Hadid nor Vogue has commented on the controversy.

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