Gigi Hadid’s fans are hitting back at Vogue China over the model’s March 2016 cover.
A number of Hadid’s fans took to social media to express their disappointment over Vogue China magazine’s latest cover, which has seemingly been edited to completely remove Gigi’s trademark birthmarks that appear across her torso and particularly on her stomach.
“I don’t like the way they photoshopped her moles out! It’s out of order, like they think they are unsightly!” Twitter user @AlexStillMe tweeted of Hadid’s Vogue China cover, while @Meganlovesyoou wrote, “seriously? They’re gonna photoshop Gigi Hadid’s moles off her stomach?? really???? THIS WHY GIRLS ARE SO INSECURE ABOUT EVERY LITTLE DETAIL.”
But while some fans took to Twitter to voice their opinions, other social media fans commented on the Instagram photo Hadid posted last week of her latest Vogue China cover to make their disappointment known.
“Wow they totally covered up all your beauty marks on your stomach,” Instagram user @iheartpinkvs commented on Gigi’s Vogue China cover, while user @emuhlie_ wrote alongside the image, “They edit you too much, you gorgeous birth marks and all.”
“WHERE ARE YOUR CUTE LIL FRECKLES,” fellow Instagram user @averyysteele also commented underneath Gigi’s cover photo, adding, “WHY WOULD YOU PHOTOSHOP THAT?”
Gigi has so far stayed mum regarding the beauty mark removal controversy since she originally posted the controversial cover on her social media pages on February 15, which she simply captioned, “New @voguechina cover!! by @solvesundsbostudio xx.”
But while Gigi Hadid isn’t yet commenting on that particular photoshop issue, Gigi did recently speak out about her other big magazine spread inside the pages of the newest issue of Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition, where she revealed that she supported not having to completely slim down for a photo shoot.
Speaking to the Associated Press at the magazine’s big reveal event last week, Hadid confessed that she was proud to be a part of the iconic magazine’s swimsuit edition, because the company encourages their models “to have curves.”
“For Sports Illustrated, it’s one that I don’t necessarily buckle down… I mean, obviously, I box all the time and take care of my body, but Sports Illustrated is one that wants you to have curves, wants you to be yourself,” Hadid said of the swimsuit publication on the red carpet. “They don’t ask you to change.”
Gigi Hadid’s two newest magazine features — and her latest Photoshop controversy — come just months after Hadid took to Instagram to share an inspiring message about body confidence to her millions of social media followers.
“So many people are quick to comment negative opinions,” Hadid began her Instagram message in October 2015, adding, “I don’t have the same body type as the other models in shows… I’m a hard worker who’s confident in myself, one that came at a time when the fashion industry was ready for a change.”
Gigi then continued in the October Instagram post in part, “I represent a body that wasn’t acceptable in high fashion before, and I’m very lucky to be supported by the designers, stylists, and editors that I am.”
“Yes, I have boobs, I have abs, I have a butt, I have thighs, but I’m not asking for special treatment,” Gigi Hadid continued in the inspiring body confidence post she shared last year, telling her followers that “your mean comments don’t make me want to change my body.”
What do you think of Vogue China’s decision to photoshop Gigi Hadid’s beauty marks out of her cover photo?
[Photo by Gustavo Caballero/Getty Images for Sports Illustrated]