Selena Gomez's mother says the star is ''ignoring'' comments on social media after Stefano Gabbana claimed she was ''so ugly''.

The Italian designer - who is the co-founder of the luxury fashion house Dolce & Gabbana - slammed the 25-year-old singer on Instagram recently after a fan asked for his opinion on her fashion sense.

And now her mother Mandy Teefey has said the 'Bad Liar' hitmaker isn't interested in Gabbana's harsh comments, and is moving past the criticism.

She told People magazine: ''When someone has a desire to speak out about something by using a word so hateful, we ignore it.''

The designer had taken to the comments of an Instagram post by The Catwalk Italia earlier this week, which showed Selena in a montage of red dresses.

Gabanna commented in Italian: ''è proprio brutta'', which roughly translated means ''she's so ugly.''

A legion of Selena fans hit back at the designer, including actress Jaime King who claimed the fashion guru clearly couldn't handle the ''beauty'' of Selena's ''soul and physical being'' and encouraged her followers to boycott the brand.

She wrote on Twitter: ''Because they are ugly humans who cannot handle the beauty of S that radiates from her Soul and her physical being. #boycottdolceandgabbana''

And Selena's pal Miley Cyrus has also shared her thoughts on the controversial comment, as she branded Stefano Gabbana a ''d***head''.

Taking to Instagram this week, Miley, 25, said in the comments section of a photograph of them posing together shared by a fan page: ''Well what that d**k head said (if it's true) is f***ing false and total bulls**t. She's fine as f**k. (sic)''