Miley Cyrus made it clear over the weekend that she is NOT afraid of the power of a big-name fashion brand. It all started innocently enough. The “Malibu” singer, who recently returned to her pop music roots, took to Instagram to congratulate her brother Braison on his newly minted runway model status. But once she was done with the family love, she had some choice words for the brand he walked for.
Cyrus’s musician baby brother walked Dolce & Gabbana’s latest men’s runway show alongside up-and-coming millennials, including Hillary Clinton’s nephew Tyler Clinton and Pippa Middleton’s new brother-in-law Spencer Matthews. As intended, the fashion event was well-documented under the #DGMillennials hashtag on IG (which currently has more than 11,000 posts). And famous friends and family members, including Miley, also got in on the social media action.
After essentially gushing with pride over her brother’s newest gig, Miley, 24, ended her caption with a disclaimer,“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!”
Although she didn’t spell out what “politics” she was referring to, the recent Dolce & Gabbana connection with Melania Trump rings a few bells. D&G’s Stefano Gabbana, who has been outspoken about his controversial decision to dress the first lady — even releasing #Boycott D&G shirts to troll haters, got in on the action and commented, “ignorant!!!” on Cyrus’s first post.
Miley also posted a screenshot of Paper Magazine’s tweet about Braison, and Gabbana commented on that post, saying her “stance” made him decide to never work with her brother again.
Even after that, Gabbana wasn’t done. He used his own Instagram as a platform to post his final message as a caption on a repost of the photo the singer posted of Braison. “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.”
Cyrus hasn’t commented on the Italian designer’s response, but instead, she went on to share yet another story about her brother’s newfound model status. But we can say; it doesn’t seem like we’ll be seeing more Cyruses in D&G any time soon.
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(h/t Fashionista; photo Jason Koerner, Ethan Miller/Getty)