Miley Cyrus's younger brother, Braison, recently stepped out as a model for Dolce & Gabbana during the brand's Milan fashion show. While Miley showed support for her brother's latest career move, she had some choice words for the iconic Italian fashion brand.
In a lengthy Instagram post, the "Malibu" singer explained that while she was happy that Braison was trying out the model path, she strongly disagrees with the brand's political stance and their choice in continuing to support Melania Trump.
Congrats @braisonccyrus on walking in your 1st runway show.... It's never been my little brothers dream to be a model as HE is one of the most talented musicians my ears have ever been given the gift of hearing.... BUT it is a Cyrus family trait to try everything once (within reason HA) and to embrace opportunities that encourage you to step out of your comfort zone! We believe in trying something new everyday! I love you Prince Suga Bear and seriously congratulations on your experience! I am so proud of you always.... From Nashville to Italy! 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!
Controversy over fashion brands' role in politics is nothing new. The list of designers who have publicly stated that they will not be associating with the family continues to grow, and includes big names like Zac Posen, Marc Jacobs, Tom Ford, Phillip Lim and Naeem Khan. Dolce & Gabbana has made it clear that they don’t want to get involved in American politics, and doesn’t seem to care about who they dress. Basically, D&G has made it known that they’re just all about the fashion.
Designer Stefano Gabbana saw Cyrus's post and commented, calling her words "ignorant" and saying they would never work with her brother again, because of her "stupid comment." Gabbana then took to his own Instagram account, reposting Miley's photo of Braison, and expanding on his rant.
#Repost @mileycyrus Noi siamo italiani e della politica non ci interessiamo di quella Americana ancora meno !!! Noi facciamo abiti e se tu pensi di fare politica con un post sei semplicemente un'ignorante. Non abbiamo bisogno dei tuoi post e dei tuoi commenti. La prossima volta ignoraci x favore!! #boycottdolcegabbana 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
“We are Italian and we don’t care about politics and mostly neither about the American one!" he wrote. "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.”
Dolce & Gabbana, in a gesture of mocking those who are claiming that they are going to stop buying from the expensive Italian brand, created a #BoycottDolceGabbana t-shirt that retails for $245. Something tells me that those who are actually angry at the brand for their political stance won’t be giving them that amount of money for a simple printed shirt anytime soon.
— Dolce & Gabbana (@dolcegabbana) June 8, 2017