Their fashion may be cutting edge, but their opinions are from the dark ages.
Last week, Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana gave an interview and made comments that prove gay people can be haters just like anybody else.
“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.”
Dolce added that procreation “must be an act of love”, saying: “You are born to a mother and a father – or at least that’s how it should be.
“I call children of chemistry, synthetic children. Rented uterus, semen chosen from a catalog.”
Gabbana added: “The family is not a fad. In it there is a supernatural sense of belonging.”
After Elton John started a twitter campaign to #BoycottDolceGabbana over the weekend, now Dolce and Gabbana are trying to walk back there comments claiming that they were just speaking on their own experience and not judging others.
Gabbana said in a statement Sunday that “it was never our intention to judge other people’s choices. We do believe in freedom and love.”
Dolce says he was expressing his view about family based on his experience growing up in a traditional Sicilian family “made up of a mother, a father and children. I am very well aware of the fact that there are other types of families and they are as legitimate as the one I’ve known.”
Dolce said he was expressing his personal views “without judging other people’s choices.”
Guys, don’t bother. There is no way your global statements last week against gay adoptions, “synthetic” IVF and non-traditional families can be interpreted as non-judgmental. You called Elton John unintelligent today and you must think there are lots of other stupid people that will accept your feeble explanations. And no apology will ever reverse the damage that has been done with your offensive statements. You have lost customers for life. Just like I have walked past Barilla pasta on sale dozens of times and then paid more for other brands, I will never buy another item from your brand ever again. Now that you have exercised your right to speak your mind, I will be exercising my rights as a consumer and choose to give my money to better people. Instead of spending all this energy toward damage control, your time would probably be better spent designing a line for the paragons of fashion NOM staffers that share your philosophy.
NOM Founder Maggie Gallagher dressed like this on national television. Maybe she’ll buy D&G