The gay men behind one of fashion’s top labels, Domenico Dolce andStefano Gabbana, say that gay families are not real families. Fashion designers, business partners for decades, and a couple until they split a few years ago, not only DON’T support same-sex marriage, but now they’re attacking it. In an interview with Panorama magazine and translated by LGBT News Italia the designers said:
“The only family is the traditional one. No chemical offsprings and rented uterus: life has a natural flow, there are things that should not be changed.” Procreation “must be an act of love. I call children of chemistry, synthetic children. Uteri [for] rent, semen chosen from a catalog.”
Reacting to the news, Sir Elton John called for a Dolce & Gabbana boycott, writing:
“How dare you refer to my beautiful children as “synthetic”. And shame on you for wagging your judgemental little fingers at IVF – a miracle that has allowed legions of loving people, both straight and gay, to fulfil their dream of having children. Your archaic thinking is out of step with the times, just like your fashions. I shall never wear Dolce and Gabbana ever again. #BoycottDolceGabbana”
Gabbana responded directly on Sir Elton’s Instagram post, branding him a “fascist”, adding a hashtag to boycott the father of two. #boycotteltonjohn
Courtney Love echoed Elton’s call, stating that she wanted to “burn” any items she owned.
Gabbana first spoke of his views in 2006, stating:
“I am opposed to the idea of a child growing up with two gay parents. A child needs a mother and a father. I could not imagine my childhood without my mother. I also believe that it is cruel to take a baby away from its mother.”
Not only are their views stupid and outmoded, this is a BAD business decision and sales are bound to plummet… watch, department stores will start to cancel fall orders. Although who ever bought their tacky crap in the first place, I can’t say? A big cash-cow was likely their fragrances, where sales are sure to stink too. Certainly no self-respecting homo will ever admit to wearing D&G NOW!