Raury Protests Dolce & Gabbana from the Runway

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Along with the titles of singer, songwriter and fashion model, Atlanta’s own Raury is a proven advocate for social justice. This past weekend, he shocked the world by protesting Dolce & Gabbana from the runway while walking in the luxury line’s own Summer ’18 fashion show in Milan.

The singer was recruited to be one of the fashion houses’ “influencer” models. When he got there, however, he googled D&G to make sure he didn’t confuse the two head designers and discovered something even more interesting. He reportedly came across a “#boycott Dolce & Gabbana” tee that was paired with a faux-protest video, something the brand made themselves to purposely troll people who criticized them for dressing of Melania Trump. According to GQ, Raury removed his hoodie halfway down the catwalk to reveal the words “PROTEST, DG GIVE ME FREEDOM” and “I AM NOT YOUR SCAPEGOAT” written on his chest. In his interview with the magazine, he reveals the ugly truth beneath why the matter is far too sensitive to to be made a mockery of.

Boycotting matters. Boycotting is real. Dolce’s entire campaign says it’s not real,” he says. “I know that if I walk out there and support or endorse anything that sits next to Trump 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.

Read his full interview with GQ here.

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