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Stefano Gabbana: ‘I don’t want to be called gay because I’m simply a man – full stop’

Stefano Gabbana: ‘I don’t want to be called gay because I’m simply a man – full stop’

Stefano Gabbana and Domenico Dolce at an event

Stefano Gabbana has once again spoken about his distaste for the label ‘gay.’

The fashion icon claims: ‘I don’t want to be called gay because I’m simply a man… full stop.’

He furthermore added: ‘The word “gay” was invented by those who need to label people, and I don’t want to be identified by my sexual choices.’

‘I thought that I could help spread a new culture as a famous person’

The designer was speaking to Italy’s Corriere della Sera when he made the comments.

Along with his business partner and ex-romantic partner Domenico Dolce, Gabbana is one half of the all-conquering fashion duo Dolce & Gabbana.

The star also told the publication: ‘I thought that I could help spread a new culture as a famous person, a culture no longer based on gay rights but on human rights. We are human beings before being gay, heterosexual or bisexual.’

‘Don’t call me gay please!! Im a man!!! Who I love its my private life!!!’

It’s not the first time Gabbana has made such a statement. Back in January he attracted criticism for dressing Melania Trump, with one Instagram follower commenting: ‘Sad when a gay designer doesn’t care about other groups being repressed.’

He replied: ‘Don’t call me gay please!! Im a man!!! Who I love its my private life!!!’

Speaking about coming to terms with his sexuality when he was younger, he also told Corriere della Sera: ‘I had known for a while, but I didn’t have the courage to admit it. Only through therapy did I realise that there had been clear signs in my childhood.’

He furthermore added: ‘I wanted to play alone… because I felt different from the other children and I feared that if we were together they would realise. And they would tell my mother.’