Designer Stefano Gabbana took aim at Selena Gomez her earlier this week, and fans and celebrities are rallying around her.
The Ugly Side Of Instagram
The trouble started on Monday when Gabbana commented on a photo collage of the 25-year-old singer and actress, which showed her wearing a variety of stylish red dresses, posted by The Catwalk Italia to Instagram.
"è proprio brutta," he wrote underneath, which roughly translated means "she's so ugly."
He doubled down when another commenter claimed Gomez looks like a Pomeranian and Gabbana rushed to reply, laughingly, that he agreed.
Gomez is the most followed person on the site, ahead of even the Kardashian-Jenner clan, and her legions of fans quickly rallied to her defense.
One suggested that the real ugliness was Gabbana's personality, while another deadpanned that he must be blind to think Gomez is anything other than a beautiful young woman.
Assembling An A-List Army
Celebrities weighed in too, with 13 Reasons Why star Tommy Dorfman telling the fashion designer he was done.
"You're tired and over. Your homophobic, misogynistic, body-shaming existence will not thrive in 2018. It is no longer tolerable or chic," he wrote simply.
Actress Jaime King also went to bat for Gomez, bringing back the popular #boycottdolceandgabbana hashtag in the process. Meanwhile, the fashion designer worked his way through the comments, deleting those that challenged him, and blocked a whole host of Gomez fans.
Several of "Bad Liar" singer Gomez's peers also rushed to defend her, including Julia Michaels, who penned the hit song for her. She tweeted Gomez to tell her that she was one of the most beautiful people she knew and that she loved her no matter what.
Cyrus Steps Up
Fellow Disney survivor and longtime pal Miley Cyrus was even more cutting, stepping in to let Gabbana know exactly how she felt.
"Well what that dick head said if it's true is f*****g false and total bull***t. She's fine as f**k," the 25-year-old wrote.
Cyrus doesn't have a great relationship with Gabbana either, having challenged the designer last year on his fashion house politics. The singer took issue with Gabbana, and design partner Domenico Dolce's, anti-IVF and homophobic comments.
Gabbana has a reputation for criticizing female celebs online, too, recently commenting "No" on a photo of Kate Moss, and leaving three thumbs-down emojis underneath a shot of Victoria Beckham.
Stuck In Their Ways
Dolce & Gabbana continues to be a highly controversial brand. Its owner-operators, both of them openly gay men, oppose gay adoption and believe the only proper family unit is the traditional one.
They were also heavily criticized for dressing First Lady Melania Trump.
Gomez has yet to address the ongoing controversy herself, but for the moment she has more than enough people fighting her corner.
Gabbana, meanwhile, ended the week by posting a screenshot of his now-infamous comment with a bunch of laughing emojis. He also turned off comments on his Instagram account, staving off Gomez fans completely.