In a series of shocking comments, Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana, founders of the renown Doice and Gabbana fashion house have launched a tirade against in vitro fertilization (IVF)
Speaking to Italian magazine Panorama Doice told the magazine “The family is not a fad. In it there is a supernatural sense of belonging.” Dolce explained that he refers to children not born into a traditional family environment as “children of chemistry, synthetic children”.
Gabbana commented, “We oppose gay adoptions. The only family is the traditional one.” Gabbana explained: “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.”
The Italian magazine article goes on to note the famous couple’s explanation, “No chemical offsprings and rented uterus: life has a natural flow, there are things that should not be changed.”
The comments have enraged Elton John who has called for a Doice and Gabbana boycott, writing on his Instagram “shame on you for wagging you judgmental little fingers at IVF – a miracle that has allowed legions of loving people, both straight and gay, to fulfill 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”
Article | Levi Joule.