Miley Cyrus defends Selena Gomez from Italian designer Stefano Gabbana

The co-founder of the luxury fashion house Dolce & Gabbana called Gomez "ugly" on Instagram

Miley Cyrus has jumped to defend her friend Selena Gomez after one of  Dolce & Gabbana’s co-founders called her “ugly” in an Instagram comment.

Stefano Gabbana posted the insult on a picture of Gomez on The Catwalk Italia account, writing “è proprio brutta.” The Italian comment translates to “she’s so ugly” in English.

Miley Cyrus  commented on a picture of the pair hugging. The throwback photo was posted on the fan account MileyOfficially.  “Well what that dick head said (if it’s true) is fucking false and total bull shit,” Cyrus wrote. In a second comment she added  “She’s fine as fuck”.

Cyrus and Gomez maintained a distance from one another earlier in their careers, but have gradually become close friends. Explaining the so-called ‘feud’, Selena Gomez was dismissive. “We never feuded. We both liked the same guy when we were 16,” she told W It was just a Hilary Duff–Lindsay Lohan thing: ‘Oh, my God, we like the same boy! We are now completely settled in our own lives.”

The actor Jaime King – best known for her roles in Pearl Harbour and Sin City – also took to social media. Quoting a news story about Gabbana’s  comments, King said “they are ugly humans who cannot handle the beauty of S that radiates from her soul and her physical being.

This is not the first time that Miley Cyrus has taken issue with Dolce & Gabbana. When her brother Braison Cyrus walked the catwalk for the luxury fashion house, the star was supportive of her sibling, but took issue with the brand’s political stance. “PS D&G, I STRONGLY disagree with your politics,” she said in the post.

Back in 2015, Domenico Dolce told Panorama Magazine that “we oppose gay adoptions. 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.”

Congrats @braisonccyrus on walking in your 1st runway show…. It's never been my little brothers dream to be a model as HE is one of the most talented musicians my ears have ever been given the gift of hearing…. BUT it is a Cyrus family trait to try everything once (within reason HA) and to embrace opportunities that encourage you to step out of your comfort zone! We believe in trying something new everyday! I love you Prince Suga Bear and seriously congratulations on your experience! I am so proud of you always…. From Nashville to Italy! 👑❤️👑❤️👑❤️ PS D&G, I STRONGLY disagree with your politics…. but I do support your company's effort to celebrate young artists & give them the platform to shine their light for all to see!

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Stefano Gabbana responded calling the musician “Ignorant!!” in the comments section, adding “for your stupid comment never more work with him.”

“We are Italian and we don’t care about politics and mostly neither about the American one!” he later added on his own Instagram. “We make dresses and if you think about doing politics with a post it’s simply ignorant. We don’t need your posts or comments so next time please ignore us!!”