Armani told The Sunday Times Magazine: "A homosexual man is a man 100 per cent. He does not need to dress homosexual.
"When homosexuality is exhibited to the extreme – to say: ‘Ah, you know I’m homosexual,’ – that has nothing to do with me. A man has to be a man."
His remarks went down pretty badly with some Twitter users.
"Be gay but don’t dress it" That’s Giorgio Armani folks. What a plank. @armani
CRAIG’s CONTINUUM (@CraigsContinuum) April 20, 2015
‘Yeah sure, you can be gay. Just don’t be such a faggot about it.’ – Giorgio Armani https://t.co/gu7epCF1Pp
Ro-the-Rick (@roderick_online) April 19, 2015
In the same interview, Armani said that the current vogue for super-muscular male bodies is not to his taste either. "I don’t like muscle boy," he said. "Not too much gym! I like somebody healthy, somebody solid, who looks after his body but doesn’t use his muscles too much."
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