In a recent interview with Italian magazine Panorama, Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana said the following insensitive things (translations by The Telegraph):
- “We oppose gay adoptions. The only family is the traditional one.”
- “You are born to a mother and a father — or at least that’s how it should be,” Dolce said. “I call children of chemistry, synthetic children. Rented uterus, semen chosen from a catalog.”
- Gabbana: “The family is not a fad. In it there is a supernatural sense of belonging.”
Naturally, their comments pissed off the homosexual community, as well as the wider community, and pretty much anyone who has a well-aligned moral compass. Two fashion designers had no business delving into the intricacies of the family unit in the first place, especially not when their archaic viewpoint were such firm and insensitive ones.
Thankfully, the internet has yet again transformed itself into a vessel of justice, with Elton John captaining the ship. As a married father-of-two, Elton obviously felt passionately about the issue, and immediately took to Instagram to announce a boycott of the iconic fashion label. “Your archaic thinking is out of step with the times, just like your fashions. I shall never wear Dolce and Gabbana ever again. #BoycottDolceGabbana,” he wrote.
Then Gabbana fired back, calling Elton a fascist and saying a bunch of things that pointed the finger at anyone but themselves. Obviously, since the initial tweet of Elton’s, a number of other celebrities as well as the general public have run with the #boycottdolcegabbana hashtag.
You would think of all the demographics in all the populated and remote parts of the world, the loud and proud gay community would be a pretty low ranking candidate as far as fashion brand’s ‘people you want to piss off’ go.