Sir Elton John calls for a boycott of fashion brand Dolce & Gabbana.
Sir Elton has vowed to never wear Dolce & Gabbana ever again after the designers called children born through in vitro fertilisation (IVF) “synthetic” in an interview with Italian magazine Panorama. The songwriter, who is a father to two children with his husband David Furnish, called out the pair for rejecting same-sex families and the use of the fertility treatment.
As Sir Elton wrote on Instagram:
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
Business partners Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana, who are both gay and were a couple for 23 years before breaking up in 2005, have rejected same-sex marriage in the past.
The irony, right?
Apart from opposing same-sex marriage, Dolce and Gabbana shared their views on disagreeing with the idea of gay families in their interview with Panorama.
“We oppose gay adoptions. 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,” they said.
Domenico Dolce went on to say that having children should be an “act of love”. As such, many celebrities have taken to social media to support of Sir Elton:
— Ricky Martin (@ricky_martin) March 15, 2015
— jimmy palmieri (@jimmypalmieri) March 15, 2015