SELENATORS are condemning designer Stefano Gabbana for criticizing their idol.
Fashion Instagrammer The Catwalk Italia had posted a collage of photos of singer Selena Gomez in five red dresses. The caption read: “#SelenaGomez rocks red dresses. Choose your fave: 1, 2, 3, 4 or 5?”
But Gabbana, co-founder of fashion house Dolce & Gabbana, was not interested in replying with a number.
“È proprio brutta!!!” wrote Gabbana in the reply section of the photo. When translated, it reads: “She’s so ugly.”
Now why would anyone call the most-followed celebrity on Instagram ugly? Gabbana didn’t expound on his comment and has not issued a statement even following the backlash from Gomez fans.
This is not the first time Gabbana and business partner Domenico Dolce were criticized by the public. The first time was when they designed US First Lady Melania Trump’s outfit for her official White House portrait.
Americans called out to boycott the brand, which only fueled the designers’ creative minds. The duo designed the #Boycott Dolce & Gabbana T-shirt. The shirt sold like hotcakes even at a retail price of $245 (P13,065.85 based on yesterday’s exchange rate).
Celebrities like Elton John, Courtney Love and Ricky Martin have also boycotted the brand for the designers’ insensitive comments against the LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer) community. Dolce and Gabbana are against in vitro fertilization and adoption for gay parents because these are not natural. The duo eventually apologized for their comments.