Controversial Designer Stefano Gabbana Calls Selena Gomez 'Ugly'—and Her Fans Hit Back
The Selenators were quick to reply to Gabbana.
Most recently, Gabbana went after Kate Moss on the same Catwalk Italia Instagram page, dissing a Saint Laurent look she was wearing. Moss has famously walked the Dolce & Gabbana catwalks in the ’90s, and Gomez has also worn several Dolce & Gabbana looks in the past.
For his part, Gabbana has hit back at his detractors before, making it clear that he doesn’t care what they think.
Back in 2015, designers Gabbana and Dolce (who are both openly gay) publicly voiced their opposition to IVF (calling it “unnatural”) and their negative feelings toward gay parenting. (Dolce told Panorama magazine: “We oppose gay adoptions. The only family is the traditional one … No chemical offsprings and rented uterus; Life has a natural flow, there are things that should not be changed.”)
Last month, Queer Eye star Antoni Porowski appeared to disassociate from the brand after his Instagram followers filled him in on the ongoing controversy.
In an Instagram story, the TV chef posted a photo of himself and co-star Tan France at a Dolce & Gabbana fitting. After getting what appeared to be a backlash from his followers over the post, Porowski removed the photo and issued the following statement:
“With public collaborations come social responsibility,” he wrote on Instagram stories. “Thank you for bringing to my attention that larger conversations and rigorous vetting need to take place before aligning with certain brands. I am always open to a peaceful discussion or gentle feedback, not only as a voice for LGBTQIA persons but as a human who cares for equal rights. for ALL of us.”