Miley Cyrus jumped to Selena Gomez’s defense after Italian designer Stefano Gabbana ignited controversy by calling the latter ugly on Instagram.
On Tuesday, The Catwalk Italia posted a photo collage of Gomez in red dresses. The account asked fans to choose their favorite among the bunch.
The co-founder of Dolce & Gabbana took to the comments to say, “È proprio brutta!!!” Translated from Italian, which means “She’s really ugly!!!”
Gabbana also replied to another users comment, agreeing that Gomez looked like a Pomeranian dog. His comment has so far garnered over 3000 replies as people pour in with equal numbers agreeing and disagreeing with him.
Having been attacked by the brand owner online, Miley Cyrus sprung to Gomez’s defense. A fan posted a picture of Miley and Cyrus on her account. Cyrus commented underneath calling Gomez “fine” and saying that Stefano said is totally “false“.
Selena’s fans also rose to her defense after Gabbana’s comment. One wrote, “You are too old to be that petty. Leave that child alone. Have you looked in the mirror lately? I’m sure it won’t say you’re the fairest one of them all. What a disgrace.”
Another wrote, “Shame on you for online bullying. Doesn’t matter if 1 million people see it or 1 person. It’s bullying. It’s wrong.”
Yet another said, “Calling a 25 year old girl ugly on social media. Does that make you feel good? Just carry on creating ugly collections reminding us why your brand is irrelevant. What a horrible, spiteful queen you are.”
Fans also poured out on Twitter in support of the singer.
you can hate / not like someone and not judge their physical appearance, unless the reason you don’t like them is because you think they’re “ugly”. in that case maybe you should reevaluate your ugly personality. stefano gabbana really should worry about his own damn self.
— alina (@nycalina) June 14, 2018
Stefano Gabbana co-founder of "Dolce & Gabbana" has called Selena Gomez ugly and in less than six hours has lost more than 200,000 followers and his company has fallen by 60% in shares. Selena never loses pic.twitter.com/aZzBWNL9SS
— Selena Gomez Updates (@seIenaIatest) June 13, 2018
The joke of the year:
— ???. (@gomezorgocyrus) June 13, 2018
Imagine calling this woman ugly ???? someone get Stefano Gabbana off social media. pic.twitter.com/KVmn5a2HZj
— ??ℌ??ℜ☤. (@babyatheer) June 13, 2018
“She’s so ugly!!!”
“i’m thin and gorgeous”
“darling you prefer to be fat and full of cholesterol ???”
can stefano gabbana delete himself?
— L (@basiclyn) June 13, 2018
I’m Italian and I I apologize for what Stefano Gabbana said, he is over!
D&G is beautiful but he is literally ugly, he is disgusting!
Selena Gomez is one of the most beautiful woman in the world. Scienze and people say that, it’s not my opinion!
Selena is Prada, you’re Nada! pic.twitter.com/JAb41iOBin
— ᏒᎥᏟᏦ (@rickrvsso) June 13, 2018
Last year, Gabbana came under fire for calling Cyrus ignorant. The singer took to Instagram to congratulate her brother Braison for walking in a D&G show in Milan.
She ended her post by saying, “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!” Cyrus was referring to the company’s slew of controversial behavior in the past, such as dressing Melania Trump and opposing gay adoption.
Gabbana commented under her post saying, “We don’t need your posts or comments so next time please ignore us! 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. [sic]“