Tagouri had been anticipating a life-changing feature in Vogue after finding out months ago that she’d be included in the magazine’s February issue.
However, when she came across the publication on the shelves of John F Kennedy International Airport on Thursday, she turned the pages to find her pictures but when she read the text she realized that she had been misidentified as Pakistani actress Noor Bukhari.
Tagouri took to Instagram to post a video of her reaction and wrote, “I’m so heartbroken and devastated.”
“We finally found the issue in JFK airport. I hadn’t seen the photo or the text. Adam wanted to film my reaction to seeing this for the first time. But, as you can see in the video, I was misidentified as a Pakistani actress named Noor Bukhari. My name is Noor Tagouri, I’m a journalist, activist, and speaker,” she added.
“I have been misrepresented and misidentified multiple times in media publications — to the point of putting my life in danger. I never, ever expected this from a publication I respect so much and have read since I was a child.”