Stefano Gabbana, co-founder of the iconic brand Dolce & Gabbana, is a firebrand against political correctness in the fashion industry.
Here are some of Gabbana’s social media comebacks against political correctness:
“I love to be free. Free, free, free, free, free. I love to say what I think,” Gabbana told The Washington Post. “I’m not afraid. What I say is not wrong, but it’s out of the system. But it’s really what I think.” He added that “You find the truth from ordinary people, not in politics.” Gabbana sure caused quite a commotion with his comments below.
Gabbana on “Identity Politics”
The 56-year-old fashion designer received backlash for not wanting to be defined based on his sexuality. He said “I’m a man, not gay,” which prompted backlash from liberal critics.
Gabbana also alimed that the word “gay” is simply used for political purposes, in an interview Italian news site Corriere della Stelle.
Gabbana on the “body positivity” movement
The Italian designer received backlash for his “I’m Thin & Gorgeous” sneakers on social media. Stefano responded to his Instagram followers with choice words.
“When idiocy distorts reality!!! incredibile [sic]!!!! Next time we’ll write LOVE TO BE FAT AND FULL OF CHOLESTEROL, the most stupid post ever!” Gabbana wrote, using his signature laughing emojis.
Gabbana also responded to comments from an Instagram follower saying “darling you prefer to be fat and full of cholesterol ??? I think u have a problem,” Revelist reported.
Gabbana on free speech:
Gabbana alongside his co-founder and former boyfriend Domenico Dolce received backlash after saying that they do not think that gay couples should adopt children, in a 2015 interview with Panorama. Dolce said that since he is gay he cannot have a child. He said that he is fine with that because he thinks that you can’t have everything in life. The designer also explained that the family is something natural and that it should not be modified and children should have a mother and father.
Dolce and Gabbana received backlash from celebrities such as Elton John for their opinions on gay couples having children. Gabbana later called him a fascist for calling for a boycott of his brand.
The Italian designers later explained free speech in an interview with CNN.
Gabbana later called Miley Cyrus “ignornante” or ignorant after she wrote that she “strongly disagrees with their politics.” (RELATED: Miley Cyrus Attacks Dolce & Gabbana For Conservative Values)
“We are Italian and we don’t care about politics and mostly neither about the American one! We make dresses and if you think about doing politics with a post it’s simply ignorant. We don’t need your posts or comments so next time please ignore us!!,” Gabbana wrote in another post.
Gabbana On Dressing Melania Trump Despite Backlash:
Gabbana called the fashion industry “clowns” and “socialists” for talking politics after they criticized him for dressing first lady Melania Trump.
He also noted that many many of the industry heads are “troubled people.”
He later created t-shirts with the caption #Boycott Dolce and Gabbana after celebrities protested the iconic fashion brand for dressing Melania.
— Dolce & Gabbana (@dolcegabbana) June 9, 2017
— Dolce & Gabbana (@dolcegabbana) June 8, 2017
However, last but definitely not least, Gabbana gave some advice to his haters.
Dolce and Gabbana started their famous brand in 1985.
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