Celebrities have come out and joined a boycott of fashion designers Dolce & Gabbana after the pair criticized same-sex parenting and in vitro fertilization during an interview with an Italian magazine. The designers are both gay and were formerly in a relationship with each other.
In the interview, translated by the Telegraph, the couple stated: “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.”
“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 concurred, adding, “The family is not a fad. In it there is a supernatural sense of belonging.”
Celebrities like Elton John, Courtney Love and Ricky Martin have "pledged" to support the boycott and toss their Dolce & Gabbana clothes. "My D&G shirts are going in the bin- don't want ANYONE to wear them," tennis star Martina Navratilova posted on Twitter.
Blogger Perez Hilton explained, "If a stylist or a celebrity has a choice of a designer to wear right now, I don't think anybody will be choosing Dolce & Gabbana," he said. "Because they haven't just offended gay people, they've offended people across the board."
If you are thinking of joining in the boycott, no worries. Dolce & Gabbana is a one-percenter brand, with a cocktail dress ringing in at around $6k.