Jacquemus has recently launched larger sizes for their celebrity favorite Le Chiquito bag, but as it turns out, that's not the only reason why the French designer label currently has the internet abuzz.
In celebration of Valentine's Day, the brand's founder Simon Porte Jacquemus took to Jacquemus' official Instagram account to post a lip-locked picture of him and his husband, Marco Maestri.
While others were quick to express their love and support, the upload has also garnered the attention of trolls replying 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 featuring the same photo, but this time urging users to stop leaving rude emojis and find better things to do. He even shared a screenshot of the comments he's received and captioned it "2022" with a question mark, expressing his disbelief that his post has still garnered so much negativity in this day and age.
One user who was specifically highlighted by the designer commented that she used to want a Jacquemus bagm but the post has made her decide otherwise. Unfazed, Jacquemus called out the netizen and clapped back, saying, "You don't deserve our products. Period." He further mentioned that the Jacquemus team has gay members and that they are not interested in homophobic clients. He replied to the comment, "My bag don't (sic) want you."
Finding a silver lining, Simon graciously shared that this painful conversation has somehow also made him happy because he got to set an example to young kids out there. As someone who grew up without gay couples as role models, the designer acknowledges how important his voice is right now. "We will fight for them, to show that love always wins," he wrote.
That being said, don't expect anything less from Jacquemus and the man behind it. "I will keep posting pictures of love. Always."
Jacquemus: 1, Internet Trolls: 0