American monthly fashion and lifestyle magazine, Vogue has added back ‘Palestine’ after the magazine received slack online from the users for removing it from a post about Gigi Hadid’s donation. The Palestinian model had donated her fashion month earnings towards relief efforts in Ukraine as well as continued her support relief efforts in Palestine.
The Vogue Post in Question
On the 7th of March, Vogue Pakistan reported the news about Gigi’s donation. Initially, the post had mentioned ‘Palestine’ in the post. However, later removed as the magazine was accused of ‘fanning the flames of anti-Semitism’. The removal of ‘Palestine’ was quickly picked up by users who called out vogue for doing so. Later, the editor decided to post back the initial caption that mentioned ‘Palestine’.
At the end of the post, the editor left a note which read, “We have updated this caption to accurately reflect Gigi Hadid’s statement on her donation.”
Senior journalist, Mehdi Hasan also objected to Vogue’s actions
So @GiGiHadid pledges to donate her earnings from Fall 2022 to relief efforts for occupied Ukrainians *and* occupied Palestinians and then @voguemagazine magazine just erases the Palestinians from its @instagram post on her pledge? pic.twitter.com/rO7xao87lZ
— Mehdi Hasan (@mehdirhasan) March 8, 2022
— Nour Odeh 🇵🇸 #NojusticeNopeace (@nour_odeh) March 9, 2022
Vogue removing Palestine from this headline is disgusting.
Gigi donating to Palestine just makes me love her more. https://t.co/NP4IsQmr3b
— Hal Rayner (@RaynerHal) March 9, 2022
“Palestinians have always known that our very existence, our identity is deemed threatening,” tweeted a user.
— Laila Al-Arian (@LailaAlarian) March 8, 2022
“It’s unethical journalism to change an individual’s quote,” tweeted a user
It’s unfortunate that Vogue Magazine’s story on Gigi Hadid, donating her “fashion week earnings to Ukraine and Palestine”— her own words, a direct quote—-resulted in them removing it from their Instagram caption. It’s unethical journalism to change an individual’s quote.
— Dalya Al Masri (@dalya_masri) March 8, 2022
Some users believe that Vogue’s decision to remove the word ‘Palestine’ from its Instagram post had something to do with the platform’s reach which often drops drastically once the word ‘Palestine’ is used.
Hadid had announced the news on her Instagram. She wrote, “Having a set Fashion Month schedule has meant that my colleagues and I often present new fashion collections during heartbreaking and traumatic times in history. We don’t have control over most of our work schedules, but we would like to walk ‘for’ something.”
She added, “Following in the footsteps of my friend @micarganaraz, 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. 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. At the end of the day, innocent lives pay for the war, not leaders.
HANDS OFF UKRAINE. HANDS OFF PALESTINE. PEACE. PEACE. PEACE”
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