What is it about super-rich fashion mavens who have been more than happy to take our pink pounds (and dollars) to fuel their luxurious lifestyles to then turn around and trot out their rather obnoxious homophobic opinions?

First there was Dolce & Gabbana who riled up Sir Elton John and most of the gay community when they publicly decried gay parenting, and now it’s the turn of billionaire 80-year-old Giorgio Armani to bite the hand that feeds him with his totally unacceptable comments.

Armani told The Sunday Times Magazine:

“A homosexual man is a man 100 per cent. 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.”

 

Really Giorgio? I guess we cannot stop these men who profit from a homosexual sensibility making these public announcements to the media to drum up some publicity for themselves BUT we can stop buying any of his clothing.

I say #notoarmani.

Despite never admitting to being gay Armani told Vanity Fair in 2000,

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“I have had women in my life. And sometimes men,” he said at the time. “But you know very well that to do this work one must have a free mind.”

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