Stefano Gabbana, half of the Dolce & Gabbana fashion team, has shown public support for Melania Trump.

The designer praised Melania on Instagram for wearing one of his dresses.

‘Melania Trump #DGwoman thank you #madeinitaly,’ Gabanna wrote in the caption, along with multiple heart emojis.

Melania Trump #DGwoman ❤❤❤❤❤ thank you ?? #madeinitaly??

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The photo immediately received some backlash, with fans calling Gabbana “ignorant” for supporting the wife of a “racist and homophobe.”

Gabbana is openly gay, but D&G has been involved in anti-gay controversies in the past. “We oppose gay adoptions. I call children of chemistry synthetic children. 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, ” Domenico Dolce was once said in an interview. The designer later apologized for the comment.)

One comment on the Melania photo read: “Sad when a gay designer doesn’t care about other groups being repressed, how much more money do u need?!?”

To which Gabbana replied: “Dont call me gay please!! Im a man!!! Who I love its my private life!!!”

Gabbana also wrote in the comments: “I like Melania. She’s a beautiful woman.”

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