Designer apologises after making derogatory remarks against pop icon Madonna

Updated: Jun 23, 2019, 14:17 IST | ANI

The Instagram account, which is known for calling out brands, dismissed the Italian designer's remarks, calling him a 'misogynist' and 'human garbage' in response

Designer apologises after making derogatory remarks against pop icon Madonna
Madonna

Fashion brand Country of Milan's creative director, Marcelo Burlon, apologised for calling the 'Queen of Pop' Madonna a "human toilet" in one of his posts on Facebook.

Burlon made the derogatory remarks after the pop icon was snapped wearing the label, according to Esquire Middle East. He referred to her as "la cessa" (Italian slang for toilet) in the post, which went viral after being picked up by Diet Prada.

The Instagram account, which is known for calling out brands, dismissed the Italian designer's remarks, calling him a 'misogynist' and 'human garbage' in response.

Fashion houses usually use pictures of celebrities wearing their clothes to gain more traction, unlike Burlon.

He issued an apology on his Instagram account, outlining that he had made a "huge" mistake.

"I made a huge mistake and I would first and foremost like to apologize for my stupidity. Social media is a tool which can often be used for a frivolous laugh, but what I really learned today is that this should never ever be at the expense of another person or group of people. I would like to ask forgiveness and express my most sincere regret to Madonna and anyone whom I might have offended, insulted, or touched," he said.

"Instead of celebrating the fact that a celebrated, and highly respected woman like Madonna (who is a woman, a mother, a daughter, a friend, and an inspiration to many) made a choice to freely wear something from my collection I have played foolish and irreverent. My intention was never to provoke antagonism or hate," he added after facing ire over his previous remarks.

Catch up on all the latest entertainment news and gossip here. Also download the new mid-day Android and iOS apps to get latest updates

Sign up for all the latest news, top galleries and trending videos from Mid-day.com

Subscribe
Loading...

Varun Dhawan, Arjun Kapoor get hit by the old age challenge

This website uses cookie or similar technologies, to enhance your browsing experience and provide personalised recommendations. By continuing to use our website, you agree to our Privacy Policy and Cookie Policy. OK