Jacquemus recently launched larger sizes for the celebrity favorite Le Chiquito but that's not the only reason the French designer label has set the internet abuzz. In celebration of Valentine's Day, millennial designer Simon Porte Jacquemus took to the brand's Instagram and posted a lip-locked picture of him and his husband, Marco Maestri.
While others were quick to express their love and support, it also garnered the attention of trolls who replied with a slew of vomitting emojis. This led to a series of Instagram stories, where the designer reshared his post with "I'M GAY" written in bold, block letters.
This was then followed by additional stories with the same photo urging users to stop leaving rude emojis and to find better things to do. He even shared a screenshot of the comments he's been receiving and captioned it "2022?". The designer is seemingly in disbelief of the negativity he has received at this day and age.
One user even commented that she had wanted a Jacquemus bag but the post has made her think otherwise. Unfazed, Jacquemus called out the commenter and clapped back that "you don't deserve our products. Period". He mentioned that the Jacquemus team had gay members and that they are not interested in homophobic clients either. In fact, he bluntly said, "my bag don't (sic) want you".
While the hate received is appalling, Simon still graciously was able to find the silver lining. He shared that this painful conversation has somehow also made him happy that he gets to set an example to young kids out there. He shared that he grew up without gay couples as rolemodels, and that he knows how important his voice is right now. "We will fight for them, to show that love always wins," he wrote.
So, don't expect anything less from the brand and the man behind it. "I will keep posting pictures of love. Always."
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