Why Did Dolce & Gabbana Make These Body-Shaming Shoes?

We thought the fashion world was finally catching on – but then this happened.

Dolce & Gabbana released a new collection that includes a $973 shoes. Sounds pretty normal for the brand, right? The shoe has words and sayings messaged all over, making it a perfect millennial sneaker.  But here’s where things get weird. One of the messages reads “I’m thin and gorgeous.” Yikes.

Obviously, this didn’t sit well with the world, and social media blew up, stating their concerns and opinions.

“LOL Stefano Gabbana blocked me on Instagram cuz I commented on a girl’s post calling out his extreme fat shaming. it’s been a good day.”

“Stefano Gabbana…bruh…I love your clothing too much for you to be out here fat shaming like this.”

“You don’t have to be thin to be Gorgeous!and thin?! I’m disappointed!”

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Stefano stood his ground, calling commenters “stupid,” “idiots” and making replies like “n u think is better to be fat full of hamburger???”

















While the fashion world is guilty of body shaming over the past years, are we being hypocritical? Perhaps with all the backlash thin has gotten, for example Zara’s ad, maybe Steffano was making a point that a thin body type is just as beautiful as a Kim Kardashian? By bashing something that says a thin body type is gorgeous, are we making it sound like it can’t be? We could believe this is the case, but Steffano has been in hot water before. He body-shamed Lady Gaga after her performance at the Super Bowl.

The designer posted a close up photo of her midsection and wrote: “I know it’s strange, but finally something real not retouched! The truth, reality. Yesterday I criticized it too, but I though [sic] about it and I was wrong!!!” His comment left fans confused ans he both body-shames and apologizes in his statement.

Lady Gaga didn’t have a problem firing back.

“I heard my body is a topic of conversation so I wanted to say, I’m proud of my body and you should be proud of yours too. No matter who you are or what you do,” Gaga wrote . “I could give you a million reasons why you don’t need to cater to anyone or anything to succeed. Be you, and be relentlessly you. That’s the stuff of champions. Thank you so much everyone for supporting me. I love you guys. Xoxo, gaga.”

Does this shoe take a step backwards in what the fashion world was on its way to achieving? What do you think? Did the brand take it too far? Tweet us at @wruwprgirl