Italian Melania-dresser Stefano Gabbana never fails to stay off the Internet’s sh*t list for long, whether he’s proudly asserting his masculinity to the point of not wanting to be referred to as ‘gay’, or denigrating same-sex parents.
So what’s the rabble-rouser decided to latch his sail to this time? A toxic masculinity classic — calling a woman ugly for absolutely no reason.
The remark was thoughtlessly lobbed at Selena Gomez, of all people, on an Instagram post.
@thecatwalkitalia shared five red dress looks that Selena had been photographed in, asking people to choose their favorite.
Stefano took a different route, writing in the comments: “è proprio brutta,” or, “she’s so ugly.”
Fans with common human decency quickly fired back.
Among them, out 13 Reasons Why actor Tommy Dorfman wrote:
“@stefanobabbana you’re tired and over. your homophobic, misogynistic, body-shaming existence will not thrive in 2018. it is no longer tolerable or chic. please take many seats.”
“We don’t care about your lame ass brand,” another commenter wrote, “look in the mirror you are ugly both interior and exterior,” and “shame on you for online bullying.”
And there are hundreds of other comments making similar points:
While Stefano hasn’t publicly addressed the massive clap-back, it isn’t hard to guess how he continues to feel about this and all other messes he willingly hurls himself into:
I get people being upset. But there are a tons of people, including unabashed “queens”, out there who body shame, call people ugly and place a ton of value on their ideal of pretty. So, I’m not certain this can be blamed on internalized homophobia, misogyny and/or toxic masculinity. He’s just a bitter, angry a-hole. Like a lot of these mentally wayward “queers” he comes off like a petulant child.
Of course, and there were some wonderful people on both sides of the Charlottesville peaceful march by protesters, murderous by Nazis. We’re talking about him. If you have a beef with other cyber bullies, take it up on there twitter feed. But please don’t justify bodyshaming in any way.
I’m not justifying “body shaming”. I’m saying being critical of others looks for no good reason is not automatically connected to internalized homophobia, misogyny or toxic masculinty like this article tries to imply, though this dude clearly contends with all those things. Ultimately, this is a very grown, successful man who decided to randomly.
… randomly criticize the looks of some female many years his junior. As I said, it’s rather childish and petulant stuff.
I’m no fan of D&G, but how is this a big deal?
He said she’s “ugly”. Is that it? Ok. So what? That’s rude but as tame as an insult can be.
Do you think Selena gives one crap? So why should we.
The Accidental Polemicist
It is only “news” to Queerty because D&G are not Melania Trump haters.
yeah I can see how in a post trump world publicly shaming a woman by her looks would not seem a big deal. But as a brand it’s absurdly stupid and because of his reach, it’s cruel.
Because you simply don’t call someone ugly even if you truly believe they are. But in this case, Selena Gomez is far from ugly, so there’s malicious intent behind his comments. Please, since January 20 we’ve had nothing but ugliness and hatred turn into the norm, don’t contribute to it. Does being a celeb mean that mean tweets don’t hurt?
I don’t any Melania haters. I know about 40% of a country where there are DJT haters, but in that case, justifiably so and don’t call this a hate response. I’m referring to what he is doing to this country. It’s okay to hate Hitler and Stalin and Kim…and Trump, there equal.
Yes, because shaming a woman (a beautiful woman) on internet sends the perfect message for the millions of fans she has. Specially to the young girls.
Gabbana is an idiot and sooner or later his big mouth is going to really damage his brand
As the article shows, self-loathing old queen Stefano Gabbana yet again decides to show his @ss. Should he really be calling anyone “proprio brutto”? I mean even when he was younger he was no great shakes himself in the looks department, no matter how successful his tacky clothing company happens to be.
The Accidental Polemicist
A “self-loathing old queen” who “was no great shakes himself in the looks department”?
Golly,…what happened to “Love Trumps Hate”?
Which old identity did you shed or were you forced to shed to create this new one? Alistair? Mo Bro/Brody? nhoffmann? I know one of you got banned, so I’m assuming this is one of you. So pathetic, and as always, you’re defending a nasty, self-loathing gay like Gabbana.
How interesting, as soon as Cylest bans some of the anti-lgbt screenames, a brand new screename appears to defend anti-lgbt bigots and sexism.
What a surprise.
I stopped buying Dolce & Gabbana back in the 90’s. I just figured they became the equivalent of the designer world what the Gap became of mainstream clothing. Ho hum and boring
I thought the updated comment policy put an end to discussions of this elevation. Article 1, for me, is that I never put any consideration into the opinion of an embittered gay man when it’s directed at a straight woman. He just lacks the sensors and sight necessary to judge her. That should be enough said on the matter… RobtheElder
Lets not forget that this is the same guy who said that LGBTs shouldn’t be allowed to adopt children and a whole host of other self loathing bigoted comments.
Lets change that around. Imagine a woman saying “Women shouldn’t be allowed to vote” or a Latino person saying that Latinos shouldn’t be allowed to adopt kids. THAT is how damaged this guy is.
Last comment. Why would out gay man Andy Cohen, AND supposed LGT ally Sarah Jessica Parker wear D&G to this years Met Gala? Howard Stern Asked Cohen about that, and why he wasn’t boycotting them and Cohen mumbled an uncomfortable B.S. answer.
That’s because the entertainment industry is full of hypocrites and megalomaniacs who merely talk the talk. Self-loathing and/or hetero worshipping faags, sycophants, people who just want pink coin or pink attention- the industry is full of them.
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