After cutting out the mention of ‘Palestine’ from Gigi Hadid‘s Instagram post, Vogue magazine has corrected the omission in their recent post after receiving public backlash. However, even now the publication has not included the full version of the model’s original statement.
In the original post following the Fashion Week 22, Hadid announced she would donate her earnings to those suffering in Ukraine, as well as Palestine. “Our eyes and hearts must be open to all human injustice. May we all see each other as brothers and sisters, beyond politics, beyond race, beyond religion,” she wrote. “HANDS OFF UKRAINE. HANDS OFF PALESTINE. PEACE. PEACE. PEACE.”
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“We don’t have control over most of our work schedules, but we would like to walk ‘for’ something. I am pledging to donate my earnings from fall 2022 shows to aid those suffering from the war in Ukraine, as well as continuing to support those experiencing the same in Palestine” the half Palestinian model added.
However, initially Vogue omitted the mention of ‘Palestine’ from Gigi Hadid’s post, leaving in Ukraine only. However, the glaring change did not go unnoticed by social media users causing public backlash- with Vogue eventually going back to re-adding part of Gigi’s initial statement to the post.
Speaking to fashion magazine Diet Prada, the supermodel reflected on the censorship saying “A refugee crisis is a refugee crisis.” Gigi added, “This is not anti-anything except anti-human suffering and anti-war. If you believe any person or child, anywhere, born or growing up in the many places where there is a refugee crisis, doesn’t deserve this assistance, you are focused on the wrong part. These children don’t choose a side in politics – they are born and raised in this and deserve, at the bare minimum, a decent life.”