Gigi Hadid, Vogue Italia Apologize for Darkened Skin Tone

Gigi Hadid and Vogue Italia have separately apologized for the May 2018 Vogue Italia cover showing the top model with a darker skin tone and hair color.

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MILAN (AP) — Gigi Hadid and Vogue Italia have both apologized for the May Vogue Italia cover that showed the model with a dark skin tone, a distortion that unleashed a social media backlash and underlined the lack of diversity in the fashion industry. In a post on Instagram on Thursday, Hadid said diversity in the industry needs to be addressed and that she does not want “to take opportunities away from anyone else.” The…

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