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Stefano Gabbana Again Rejects Being Called ‘Gay,’ Says He’s ‘Simply a Man’


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Designer Stefano Gabbana distanced himself from labeling his sexuality in a recent interview, while also taking shots at gay rights and the gay-rights movement.

The 55-year-old luxury fashion designer told Italian newspaper Corriere della Sera that "the word 'gay' was invented by those who need to label people, and I don't want to be identified by my sexual choices."

Gabbana added that LGBTQ groups "often serve as a defense, but I don't want to be protected by anyone, because I've done nothing wrong."

The now-controversial designer made similar statements in January, after Gabbana praised Melania Trump for wearing one of his designs.

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