One hell of a stretch

Vogue hailed Zayn Malik and Gigi Hadid as “gender fluid” — and Twitter is having a field day

Outrage of the hour: The latest issue of Vogue features Zayn Malik and Gigi Hadid on the cover; and touts their relationship as “part of a new generation embracing gender fluidity” in the headline.

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The reason? Sometimes Zayn borrows her clothes. The story — which opens with a long evocation of Virginia Woolf’s Orlando — writes that “Gigi Hadid and Zayn Malik snuggle in interchangeable track suits.”

From the article:

For these millennials, at least, descriptives like boy or girl rank pretty low on the list of important qualities—and the way they dress reflects that.

“I shop in your closet all the time, don’t I?” Hadid, 22, flicks a lock of dyed-green hair out of her boyfriend’s eyes as she poses the question.

“Yeah, but same,” replies Malik, 24. “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.”

Hadid nods vigorously. “Totally. It’s not about gender. It’s about, like, shapes. And what feels good on you that day.

As you can imagine, Twitter denizens think it’s a considerable stretch to describe either of them as gender fluid: