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Stefano Gabbana vows never to work with Miley Cyrus's model brother again after singer criticises brand

23-year-old Braison Cyrus has become the main casualty of an online spat between his older sister and the controversial Italian designer.

2017-06-20

There might be one or two awkward conversations happening over the breakfast table in the Cyrus household this week after Italian fashion designer Stefano Gabbana vowed never to work with Miley Cyrus's brother Braison again after the 'Malibu' singer criticised the brand on Instagram.

23-year-old singer and model Braison made his runway debut for Dolce & Gabbana over the weekend, but quickly found himself the main casualty of an online spat involving his sister and one of the Italian fashion house's co-founders.

Following Dolce & Gabbana's show in Milan on Sunday (June 18), Miley took to Instagram after the show to congratulate her brother on his walk, but also took a swipe at the luxury designer's political stance.

"Congrats @braisonccyrus on walking in your 1st runway show.... It's never been my little brothers dream to be a model..." the singer wrote, before adding: "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!"

 

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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Although the singer didn't specify exactly what "politics" she disagreed with, Dolce & Gabbana has come under fire in recent months over its decision to dress US First Lady Melania Trump, who many fashion houses have refused to lend clothing to in protest at her husband's administration.

Unfortunately, the modelling dreams of Miley's brother Braison were dealt a rather petty blow when Stefano Gabbana spotted the singer's comments.

Branding the former Hannah Montana star "ignorant", the controversial designer vowed never to let her brother walk on his runway again.

"For your stupid comment never more work with him", he wrote underneath the singer's post.

 

#Repost @mileycyrus Noi siamo italiani e della politica non ci interessiamo di quella Americana ancora meno !!! Noi facciamo abiti e se tu pensi di fare politica con un post sei semplicemente un'ignorante. Non abbiamo bisogno dei tuoi post e dei tuoi commenti. La prossima volta ignoraci x favore!! #boycottdolcegabbana 😂😂😂😂❤️ We are Italian and we don't care about politics and mostly neither about the American one! 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!! #boycottdolcegabbana 😂😂😂😂❤️

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Gabbana later re-shared an image of Braison on the runway on his own Instagram page, writing: "We are Italian and we don't care about politics and mostly neither about the American one!

"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!! #boycottdolcegabbana."

It's not the first time Dolce & Gabbana have found themselves at the centre of controversy: Back in 2015, Sir Elton John urged fans to boycott the brand after the legendary designers - who are are both openly gay - spoke out against same-sex families, leading Gabanna to brand John a "fascist".

Braison himself is yet to comment on the spat, but it's safe to say we don't think he'll be rushing to download 'Malibu' anytime soon...