Italian designer Stefano Gabbana has caused controversy overnight after making scathing remarks directed towards American songstress Selena Gomez.
The co-founder of high-fashion label Dolce & Gabbana made a nasty and completely unprovoked remark about Gomez, and the 25-year-olds fans, the 'Selenators', have fired back.
As first pointed out by Instagram account Diet Prada, Gabbana, 55, commented on post on The Catwalk Italia’s Instagram feed showing a five-split photo of Gomez in different red dresses prompting fans to pick their favorites in the comments.
On the photo, Gabbana wrote 'è proprio brutta,' which roughly translates to 'She’s so ugly.'
Selena's fans were not impressed.
They quickly jumped to the actresses defense, writing comments that ranged from 'Shame on you for online bullying,' to 'Who do you think you are for criticising another person's appearance.'
This is not the first time Gabbana's comments have gotten him in trouble.
Back in 2015, Gabbana and his business partner Dolce, who are both openly gay, publicly voiced their opposition to IVF and their negative feelings towards gay parenting.
Dolce told Panorama magazine, 'We oppose gay adoptions. The only family is the traditional one…No chemical offsprings and rented uterus; Life has a natural flow, there are things that should not be changed.'
Selena is yet to comment on Gabbana's comments.