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Miley Cyrus branded ‘ignorant’ by Dolce and Gabbana in Instagram spat

Nick Duffy June 19, 2017
Miley Cyrus

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.

Dolce and Gabbana
Dolce and Gabbana

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.

“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!”

More: Dolce & Gabbana, Dolce and Gabbana, Gay, Instagram, LGBT, miley cyrus

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