Gigi Hadid is the cover model for the first ever issue of Vogue Arabia. Inez Van Lamsweerde / Vinoodh Matadin / Vogue Arabia Hadid posted the photo to her Instagram where she praised the magazine. In full her caption said: "I think the beautiful thing about there being international Vogue's is that, as a fashion community, we are able to celebrate, and share with the world, different cultures. Being half-Palestinian, it means the world to me to be on the first-ever cover(s) of @voguearabia, and I hope that this magazine will show another layer of the fashion industry's desire to continue to accept, celebrate, and incorporate all people & customs and make everyone feel like they have fashion images and moments they can relate to... & learn and grow in doing so. ❤ Thank you @deenathe1st for your vision and for having me on this cover... by the incredible @inezandvinoodh - so much love." The photos were shot by Inez Van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin and have been described as being styled in a "uniquely Arabian way". View this photo on Instagram Instagram: @inezandvinoodh Vogue Arabia's editor-in-chief said "...there's no better first 'face' to lead the charge for Vogue Arabia than Gigi." Though Hadid is part Palestinian, people were unhappy with the photoshoot. CHANEL @chaneltherapper Gigi Hadid: Half-Palestinian but not Muslim. Vogue: Lets make Gigi Hadid wear a hijab because she's half- Palestini… https://t.co/Iw82XWXZI1 10:28 AM - 02 Mar 2017 Reply Retweet Favorite eemi @eemanabbasi oh hell nah we ain't doing this https://t.co/VGL2CSpPi6 11:26 PM - 01 Mar 2017 Reply Retweet Favorite People have called it appropriation. e @chkentndrs yall always say gigi is palestinian so she can appropriate aspects of islam like all palestinians are muslim or lik… https://t.co/o08PPH8Gob 06:52 PM - 01 Mar 2017 Reply Retweet Favorite And said that she used the hijab as "art", while other women are attacked for wearing it. mahershala's oscar @yagirlbushra 1 ur not muslim stop using the hijab for "art" 2 stop using the title "half palestinian" for ur benefit when u dont… https://t.co/3iusmoWzDc Wed Mar 01 19:43:57 UTC+0000 2017 Reply Retweet Favorite sana @imperialzjm So Gigi is getting praised for wearing a Hijab bc "fashion" while women who actually wear Hijab are attacked, shame… https://t.co/TnG1sSTuUJ 08:53 PM - 01 Mar 2017 Reply Retweet Favorite Fatmeh Cheaib @fatmeh32 My girl Gigi can wear the hijab and make it a fashion statement but if I wear it I'm oppressed. Got it. https://t.co/axJPqC9rh6 08:05 PM - 01 Mar 2017 Reply Retweet Favorite NUHAA @nuhaasoeker CAN GIGI HADID STOP WEARING HIJAB AS A FASHION STATEMENT !!!! MUSLIM WOMEN ARE SHAMED FOR IT YET SHE CAN PARADE ARO… https://t.co/vweA9ZN1fM 07:06 AM - 02 Mar 2017 Reply Retweet Favorite And it even got political. layan @layansarh so Gigi Hadid remembers her Palestinian roots when vogue Arabia want to feature her but when it comes to political problems she's quiet 06:58 PM - 01 Mar 2017 Reply Retweet Favorite ️️️️️ @lgbtziam gigi "i have palestinian and muslim roots only when it benefits me" hadid https://t.co/BLZ34WbnBv 05:47 PM - 01 Mar 2017 Reply Retweet Favorite Twitter: @lgbtziam And people accused her of playing "dress up". 🥀 @ovozainab why is Gigi playing dress up when there are so many beautiful ACTUAL hijabis? I am tired. https://t.co/JoNe2rkw2m 07:28 AM - 02 Mar 2017 Reply Retweet Favorite But some said that as she grew up in a Muslim household, she wasn't appropriating. t△⃒⃘co @TheCountess___ Y'all are continuously bashing Gigi Hadid for her vogue shoot. Her father is Muslim, she was born in a Muslim hous… https://t.co/59mwj6pbxG Thu Mar 02 03:13:00 UTC+0000 2017 Reply Retweet Favorite People defended Hadid due to her Palestinian father and said it's not appropriation. ☭ @leftistbrownboy people are really hating on gigi hadid for "appropriating middle eastern culture" when she's palestinian....ok 04:36 AM - 02 Mar 2017 Reply Retweet Favorite Nawaal Mohamed @Nawaal_Mo Has everyone forgotten that Gigi Hadid is half Palestinian? She's as entitled to wear the hijab and most of you Twitter muslims are. 09:29 AM - 02 Mar 2017 Reply Retweet Favorite BuzzFeed News has reached out to Gigi Hadid's reps and Vogue Arabia.