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Of course, there were the usual critics who claimed hijabs are "disgusting" and a symbol of women's oppression.

While some women are indeed coerced into wearing the traditional scarf, many choose to wear it of their own volition.

The most vocal critics, however, were those who claimed Hadid — who has never declared herself Muslim — was appropriating Islamic culture.

"Vogue Arabia had an opportunity to allow Muslim hijabi women to share their own experiences with the hijab," said Muslim writer Eeman Abbasi. "Instead, they contributed to the co-opting of the hijab and the hijabi experience, stripping both of their religious significances and reducing them into political fashion statements."

Others pointed out the double standard applied to hijabs used in fashion versus those worn on the street.

Some fans tried to defend Hadid for her support of the Muslim community in the past.

The model marched against Trump's travel ban targeting Muslim-majority countries, visited an Abu Dhabi mosque, and posted in support of a hijabi woman who singed a major modeling contract.

But for many, those actions weren't enough...

...especially considering her history.

Last year, Hadid and her sister sported dreadlock wigs for a Marc Jacobs runway show — and wore them out afterward. The year before, she donned an afro wig for the cover of Vogue Italia. In both instances, commenters accused her of appropriating Black culture.

Do you think Hadid is supporting Muslim women or harming them? Let us know in the comments below.