Singer Protests Dolce & Gabbana While Walking At Dolce & Gabbana Fashion Show
We recently reported that Miley Cyrus and fashion label Dolce & Gabbana got into a feud on Instagram.
Miley simultaneous praised D&G for allowing her brother Braison to walk in their show, while also calling out the designers' questionable political views.
And now, Atlanta-based alternative hip hop singer/songwriter Raury brought his protest of the Italian luxury design house to the runway.
While walking in D&G's, Raury paused at the end of the runway to reveal the phrases “Protest D&G,” “Give me freedom,” and “I am not your scapegoat," scrawled across his chest
On Instagra, Raury shared a snapshot of the moment, with the following caption:
“I never felt so alone, so terrified, yet so alive...Found myself in tears when I realized the people understood, and I’m not just screaming in the dark anymore...”
“If ur in this industry remember that there is a god, and god protects the good... so do the work when aligned to. following my heart from this day forth knowing that I am living truth... If it ever means my end so be it.”
GQ caught up with Raury to discuss his protest of D&G:
GQ: Let’s start at square one. What did Dolce & Gabbana do that you felt was wrong?
Raury: The “Boycott Dolce & Gabbana” T-shirt they created completely makes a mockery of what “boycotting” is. Boycotting is the people’s voice. A protest is the people’s voice. It has power. It changes things. When I came out to Milan for my first time walking on a fashion runway, ever, I was excited. I’m a stylish-ass young kid, but I don’t know everything about fashion. I knew nothing about the T-shirt until I was here. I had already agreed to walk for them. [The day before the show,] I Googled “Dolce & Gabbana” so that I could know who was who when I finally met them. I didn't want to be disrespectful to either one of them by calling them the wrong name. When I typed up their names, the first thing I saw was a headline on Fortune.com, “Dolce & Gabbana Is Trolling Melania Trump Critics with This $245 T-shirt.” National Post, AOL, etc. And then I saw a commercial featuring the boycott T-shirt, and it looked playful and lighthearted—it was a joke. It was a troll. Me, as a young man from Stone Mountain, Georgia, the birthplace of the Klu Klux Klan, I really felt this mockery of boycotting. Who knows, if boycotts didn’t happen, if Rosa Parks and M.L.K. didn’t step up…who knows if I would even exist. Boycotting matters. Boycotting is real. Dolce’s entire campaign says it’s not real. I know that if I walk out there and support or endorse anything that sits next to Trump—or support someone who even makes dinner for Trump or whatever—then that means that I support Trump also. I don’t support Trump. So I’m trapped, and I have to let people know that I don’t support Trump and I don’t support those who are trying to undermine the voice of the people.
H/T: Huffington Post