Dolce & Gabbana designer laughs off Selena Gomez uproar after calling her 'ugly'

He may be renowned for his opulent fashions, but Dolce & Gabbana co-founder Stefano Gabbana could stand to brush up on his apology etiquette.

The Italian designer caused an uproar — and a flurry of angry tweets from fans — after it emerged that he had posted a comment calling Selena Gomez “so ugly” in response to The Catwalk Italia’s tribute to the pop star and actress’s red carpet looks.

When a fellow commenter claimed that Gomez “looks like a Pomeranian dog,” Gabbana replied, “hahahahahaha is true hahahaha.”

It’s almost as if he didn’t realize that the singer is the most followed person on Instagram, which means she has millions of supporters ready and willing to call for boycotts of Dolce & Gabbana and lob insults at Gabbana on social media — which is what’s happening.

Stefano Gabbana in 2016. (Photo: Jeff Spicer/Getty Images)

Despite the backlash, Gabbana — who has also taken aim at Miley Cyrus and Kate Moss in the past — seemed amused by it all. He began Thursday by posting a screenshot of his catty comment, adding laughing emojis. His #PleaseSaySorryToSelena hashtag, meanwhile, feels more sarcastic than genuine.

Stefano Gabbana addressed the Selena Gomez backlash on Instagram Stories on Thursday morning. (Photo: Stefano Gabbana via Instagram Stories)

He also laughed off some of the angry comments he’s received. His Instagram account now prohibits followers from commenting on his posts, effectively cutting off outraged Gomez fans.

The Dolce & Gabbana designer mocked the critical comments he’s received from Selena Gomez fans. (Photo: Stefano Gabbana via Instagram Stories)
Selena Gomez at the 2018 Met Gala. (Photo: Jason Kempin/Getty Images)

Gomez has yet to address the controversy, but we hope a shipment of Dolce & Gabbana dresses is on its way to her.

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