“Don’t call me gay, I’m a man!” Stefano Gabbana talks out of turn again

“Don’t call me gay, I’m a man!” Stefano Gabbana talks out of turn again

Oh goodness, here we go again. This guy sha knows how to mis-yarn.

Stefano Gabbana, one-half of the always-subtle Italian fashion house Dolce & Gabbana, has struck another nerve. Actually, a few nerves.

First, he shared a photo on Instagram of a certain incoming first lady wearing one of his dresses:

This in and of itself was something of a statement, as there has been a divide in the fashion world over who is willing to dress Melania Trump. It’s a weird debate, but a debate nonetheless.

On the one hand, there are designers like Tom Ford, Marc Jacobs, Christian Siriano, Sophie Theallet and Humberto Leon — all of whom have all said they will not work with the Trumps. Then there are people like Calvin Klein who has said “of course” he’d work for Melania if he was asked, a sentiment echoed by Diane von Furstenberg and Tommy Hilfiger. For the record, nobody appears to be asking.

Understandably, there’s been backlash against Gabbana’s Insta-endorsement (to be fair, there’s also considerable support), with one commenter writing, “Sad when a gay designer doesn’t care about other groups being repressed.”

Gabbana clapped back, besieging “ignorant critics.”

“Don’t call me gay please!! Im a man!!! Who I love its my private life!!! [sic]” he wrote.

The tone-deaf comment, implying masculinity is somehow at odds with sexuality, is uncomfortably reminiscent of a stance the designing duo and former couple took on gay adoption in 2015.

In the Italian magazine, Panorama, they said, “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.”

That position was later backtracked following a loud cry to boycott the D&G brand, amplified by celebrities like Elton John, Victoria Beckham and Ricky Martin.

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13 Comments

  1. Francis
    January 07, 07:39 Reply

    These ones are just hell bent on hurting their investors. *Sighs*

  2. .•*Sugaar.•*
    January 07, 08:10 Reply

    Na them sabi jare…
    Me dey suffer recession here ppl are somewhat complaining over shit… su ji da shi

  3. Mandy
    January 07, 08:40 Reply

    I don’t even understand this man’s point. Is being a man and being gay now mutually exclusive? It’s now either one or the other? WTF is this man even saying?

  4. pete
    January 07, 08:52 Reply

    I thought only American designers are allowed to kit the first family?

  5. KryxxX
    January 07, 09:39 Reply

    Mba oh! Who is dragging your man-to-man with you kwanu? You is a man And I am an Nne ewu or female enwe!!!!!!!

    Uchu gbagbukwagi there!

    This D&G ppl a na ako ife na agba ka tire motor always! Tufiakwa!

  6. Bain
    January 07, 10:51 Reply

    that’s how someone said;”who cares what douche and garbageana dresses?”…..the guy just has severe IH.

  7. Mitch
    January 07, 11:18 Reply

    This blithering idiot again?

    Not in 2017, please. Not this year!

  8. Delle
    January 07, 12:15 Reply

    He’s dumb. There are no two ways about it. So meaning gay men are women but you are just a man living with another man, huh? Pathetic.

    Look at the grammatical syntax though. They are always never intelligent!

  9. y
    January 07, 19:36 Reply

    Lotta self hate there.

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