The notorious fashion designers Dolce & Gabbana made a touchy statement two days ago in the italian magazine 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». Despite being gay themselves, they strictly oppose, even condemn non-traditional families. Domenico Dolce continues : «You are born to a mother and a father – or at least that’s how it should be», Domenico Dolce continued, adding that procreation must be an act of love».
The statement didn’t go unotice! Sir Elton John, who himselfe has two sons with his husband David Furnish saw red: and called for a brand boycott on Twitter « 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 »
Domenico Dolce reply on socials media by calling Elton a «facist» with #BoycottEltonJohn. And then the # war was on!
«Dear friends of Facebook,
I am writing to inform you that today I have resigned my resignation as editor of Swide.com, the magazine published by Dolce & Gabbana. [...] However, the latest legitimately expressed by Dolce Gabbana and in the interview with the weekly Panorama about what a family and what are the ways in which people can legitimately form family, then two values that touch the Italian public debate, and not only, are totally incompatible with my conscience as a human being in the contemporary world and inconsistent with my commitment to individual involved in the political debate. This is why I resigned from the post of managing director of Swide.com. And 'now that people thought, as I believe to be, make small gestures like this. I am proud to be Italian, our traditions and our past, but I think that Italy can look to a more modern and egalitarian future for its citizens and its children. All the children.»
So after getting all this support from various people and medias, you would think Sir Elton John would know better than not getting snapped carrying a Dolce & Gabanna bag right? Well I guess not... *Le Sigh*
Well the boycott was good while it lastest eh? #BoycottDolceGabanna... for a day?