Jun 20, 2017 10:04PM

Raury Protests Dolce & Gabbana's Sussness While Walking The Show

"I AM NOT YOUR SCAPEGOAT"
Dolce & Gabbana are in pretty much everyone's bad books right now. And they have been for some time. Semi-recently came Domenico Dolce's trash comments on IVF babies, then came their 'Slave Sandals', and now they're in mega-heat for supporting Melania Trump. Upon realising this, one of their 'influencer' models, Raury, decided to take some action.
 
Raury's realisation came after arriving in Milan and googling the label so he'd be able to tell Domenico and Stefano apart. In that time, he found the headlines detailing the label's #boycott t-shirt campaign and the suss story behind it.
 
"Everyone was blinded by the opportunity. First time being in Milan…Dolce & Gabbana giving us free clothes. It's lit." Raury told GQ. "This is Dolce's 'Millennial' campaign. But a lot of millennials didn't know that Dolce & Gabbana styles Melania Trump or had made this T-shirt mocking boycotting. But my nerdy ass looked into it."
 
Deciding not to #boycott the runway, Raury chose the alternative of writing messages of protest on his body to be revealed mid-walk. When he took his hoodie off, his body read "PROTEST D&G" "GIVE ME FREEDOM" "I AM NOT YOUR SCAPEGOAT". He was immediately thrown out and edited out of the official show video — so it has taken a little while for the world/media to catch on.
 
"I felt like Dolce & Gabbana was literally trying to use the youth to wash their hands of any sort of heat from anyone who wants to protest against them." Raury said.
 
"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."
Photo: @raury

Hayley Morgan