Italian fashion designer Giorgio Armani has a few choice words regarding men’s fashion.
The 80-year-old designer, who identifies himself as gay, told The Sunday Times Magazine recently that a man, regardless of his sexual preference, should always dress like a man.
“A homosexual man is a man 100 percent. 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,” he urged.
Users on social media were not amused by his remarks:
"Be gay but don't dress it" That's Giorgio Armani folks. What a plank. @armani
— CRAIG's CONTINUUM (@CraigsContinuum) April 20, 2015
'Yeah sure, you can be gay. Just don't be such a faggot about it.' – Giorgio Armani https://t.co/gu7epCF1Pp
— Ro-the-Rick (@roderick_online) April 19, 2015
When Giorgio Armani says gay men are 100% men who can dress like men, he isn't coming from the wrong place, he's coming from the wrong time.
— Josh Kruger (@jawshkruger) April 20, 2015
— Julien Sauvalle (@julien_s) April 20, 2015
Armani said in the same interview that he’s not partial to bulky men with muscles either.
“I don’t like muscle boy,” he explained. “Not too much gym! I like somebody healthy, somebody solid, who looks after his body but doesn’t use his muscles too much.”
The iconic designer also called cosmetic surgery “idiocy,” saying he prefers to look at a natural woman.
“A small breast does not have to become big,” he said. “A woman should be courageous to become older, not desperate to look younger than her age.”