Vogue Makes “Palestine” Grate Again

Yesterday I mentioned in my post on the Hadids how Vogue had reposted Gigi Hadid’s message equating Ukraine and “Palestine” to their own Instagram account, but subsequently edited the caption to remove the offensive “Palestine” reference. In doing so, they seemed to be admitting the antisemitic nature of the post:

Vogue edited its caption Tuesday to delete any mention of Palestine following the criticism.

A source at Vogue told Page Six on Tuesday that Vogue “condemns anti-Semitism,” and that their Instagram post was “directly quoting [Hadid]” and has since “been updated.”

Well, antisemitism is in vogue…and Vogue.

In the wake of the controversy surrounding @voguemagazine ’s removal of “Palestine” from an IG post about @gigihadid’s support for Ukraine and Palestine, the fashion title has updated the caption to reflect the supermodel’s original intent.
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Following the FW22 runway season, 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,” the half Palestinian model wrote. “HANDS OFF UKRAINE. HANDS OFF PALESTINE. PEACE. PEACE. PEACE.”
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First reported by @georgetropicanaglass for @gawker, Vogue came under intense scrutiny for reporting Hadid’s statement and soon removed the mention of Palestine after mounting pressure from netizens. The move was then criticized for its erasure of the Palestinian plight, as well as Hadid’s roots. “Is Vogue forgetting that Gigi is LITERALLY Palestinian?”@muslim founder @ameer said. “Gigi didn’t even criticize Israel or apartheid or the occupation, she simply championed Ukranian and Palestinian dignity and humanity,” journalist @ahmedeldin noted.
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Vogue has since updated the post. “We have updated this caption to accurately reflect Gigi Hadid’s statement on her donation,” an editor’s note read, though it’s still missing the original quote that was included when it was first published.
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In a statement provide to Diet Prada, Hadid elaborated on her efforts to support both Ukraine and Palestine. “This is not anti-anything except anti-human suffering and anti-war,” it read. “If you believe any person or child, anywhere, born or growing up in one of the MANY places where there is a refugee crisis, doesn’t deserve this assistance, you are focused on the wrong part.”
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Hadid underscored UNICEF’s efforts in both countries, noting that they can only provide aid to countries who have invited them to do so. “While my dad is a Palestinian refugee who was able to make a life for himself in the United States after being born in Nazareth, there are currently over 5 million Palestinians living in refugee camps still.”

Both Vogue and Hadid are full of it. Vogue for pretending it condemns antisemitism, and Hadid for pretending her post isn’t “anti-anything except anti-human suffering and anti-war.” She is constantly demonizing Israel with lies, while never mentioning any opposition to the likes of Hamas, who are responsible for the suffering of palestinian Arabs and Israelis alike.

As I wrote yesterday, it is cool to hate on Jews, and Vogue, not just Hadid, is part of the problem.

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David Lange

A law school graduate, David Lange transitioned from work in the oil and hi-tech industries into fulltime Israel advocacy. He is a respected commentator and Middle East analyst who has often been cited by the mainstream media