Miley Cyrus branded ‘ignorant’ by Dolce and Gabbana in Instagram spat
Miley Cyrus has been slammed by fashion designer Stefano Gabbana after criticising his views.
Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana – who are gay themselves – faced a boycott in 2015 when they lashed out at same-sex adoption, IVF and surrogacy, hitting out at “synthetic” children of gay people.
The pair sparked a bitter feud with Sir Elton John– whose sons Zachary and Elijah were born via IVF – leading Gabbana to brand him a “fascist”.
The fashion designers later apologised for their remarks, but again faced boycott threats this year by dressing Melania Trump.
Miley Cyrus referenced the row this week in a post celebrating her brother Braison Cyrus walking a runway show for the fashion label.
She wrote: “Congrats @braisonccyrus on walking in your 1st runway show (…) PS D&G, I STRONGLY disagree with your politics…. but I do support your company’s effort to celebrate young artists & give them the platform to shine their light for all to see!”
The comment riled the fashion designers, with Gabbana responding on his own Instagram.
Addressing Cyrus, he wrote: “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!! #boycottdolcegabbana”
The fashion designers had been spotted wearing t-shirts bearing the slogan “#Boycott Dolce & Gabbana” at their runway show, referencing the previous controversy.
They claimed: “Dolce & Gabbana is boycotting itself.”
Both Dolce and Gabbana have posted lengthy public apologies about their comments on LGBT families previously.
Dolce said: “I’ve done some soul-searching. I’ve talked to Stefano a lot about this.
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“I’ve realized that my words were inappropriate, and I apologise. They are just kids. You don’t need labels, baby labels.
“I think everybody chooses for themselves. I don’t know everything about IVF, but I love it when people are happy.
“It’s like medicine. Science has been put on the table to help people.”
Gabbana recounted of his own struggles: “When they ask if I wanted to be a parent, I say yes, of course, why not? But it’s not possible in Italy.
“I had thought of going to California and having a baby, but I couldn’t bring the baby back to Italy, because you need the mother’s passport.
“I asked about adoption in Italy. It’s very hard for a straight couple here—imagine if you are gay!”