The Gucci Family Criticizes ‘House of Gucci,’ Threatens Legal Action!

The Gucci family in real life has slammed their representation in the new film House of Gucci, calling it “very painful” and “insulting!”

The much-anticipated House of Gucci has hit theatres on November 24th, and word has spread about the incredible TRUE storey of what happened within one of fashion’s most powerful dynasties. Lady Gaga, Adam Driver, Jared Leto, Salma Hayek, and Al Pacino feature in Ridley Scott’s criminal drama.

Gucci Family

Brand of Gucci is based on the famed fashion house and depicts Patrizia and Maurizio Gucci’s tumultuous marriage and subsequent divorce in the years leading up to Maurizio’s assassination, which Patrizia ordered! While some are enamoured with Gucci, others, well, let’s just say, aren’t. The Gucci family, to be exact!

Patrizia previously chastised Lady Gaga for not consulting her before to making the film, telling an Italian publication that she was “quite unhappy” that she didn’t come to see her in person. But, in true Mother Monster manner, Lady Gaga shot back at Patrizia’s claims, telling Vogue in November that “nobody was going to tell me who Patrizia Gucci was.” “Not even Patrizia Gucci,” she says.

The controversy between the Gucci family and others engaged in the film didn’t end there, to no one’s surprise! Following the premiere of House of Gucci, the heirs of Aldo Gucci, the brand’s chairman for almost 30 years, issued a statement on November 29th criticising the film’s portrayal of the renowned family. “The film’s producers did not care to contact the heirs before characterising Aldo Gucci, the company’s president for 30 years, and the members of the Gucci family as bullies, uninformed and oblivious to the world around them,” the statement stated.

It went on to defend Gucci, claiming that the corporation was a “inclusive organisation” despite the film portraying it as such, with women holding few to no prominent roles at Gucci in its early years. As if that weren’t enough, the statement went on to say that the film has “a tone and an attitude toward the protagonists of well-known events that never belonged to them,” before adding, “this is extremely painful from a human point of view, and an insult to the legacy on which the brand is built today.”

However, the film’s director makes it apparent that he is unconcerned about the critiques. “You have to remember that one Gucci was murdered and another went to jail for tax evasion, so you can’t be talking to me about making a profit,” Ridley said in an interview with BBC Radio last week, adding, “You have to remember that one Gucci was murdered and another went to jail for tax evasion, so you can’t be talking to me about making a profit.” You enter the public domain as soon as you accomplish it.”

Even decades later, it appears that the controversy surrounding the Gucci family never ends! We’re interested to see how this issue plays out, and whether the famed Gucci family will take legal action against Ridley and the House of Gucci’s manufacturing. Ridley’s House of Gucci drama has been blasted by the heirs of the Gucci fashion company, who have even hinted at probable legal action. “The Gucci family reserve the right to take every step (necessary) to safeguard their name and image, as well as those of their loved ones,” the heirs of late Gucci chairman Aldo Gucci said in a statement carried by ANSA.

And, while they weren’t lovers of the picture, it appears that others are. On its first day, the film grossed an amazing $4.2 million at the box office! At the time of publication, the film’s cast and crew had not to reply to the Gucci family’s latest statement. While it’s uncertain if these critiques will be heard, one thing is certain: all of this turmoil is surely entertaining!

(Image Source: IMDB, Indie Wire)

Chaithra Shetty

Chaithra Shetty is the Author of CelebCluster, Shetty has played a key role in ensuring that the material on the site is clear and simple for our users, and she covers Entertainment subjects as well as movie reviews on occasion.

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