A few weeks ago designer Giorgio Armani took some heat after making comments about the outfit and cape that he designed for Madonna’s Brit Awards Performance. After the singer’s infamous fall during the award show, Armani blamed the singer for reportedly being “difficult” about the cape that he designed.
Now the designer is sparking even more controversy about making comments about gay men during a recent interview. The designer stated “A homosexual man is a man 100 percent. He does not need to dress homosexual, When homosexuality is exhibited to the extreme — to say, ‘Ah, you know I’m homosexual,’ — that has nothing to do with me. A man has to be a man.”
Since then the comments have sparked social media outrage with users tweeting comments like “First Dolce and Gabbana, now Giorgio Armani, who these gay fashion designers think their customers are?” and “Why is it not OK for gay men to look gay, Mr Armani? Didn’t know there was a gay dress code?”
Armani has yet to address the backlash.