"How Dare You" - Elton John Boycotts Dolce And Gabbana Following Controversial Comments 5 years ago

"How Dare You" - Elton John Boycotts Dolce And Gabbana Following Controversial Comments

Elton John has called for the boycott of Dolce and Gabbana over remarks made by the fashion duo over the weekend.

Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana stated that children born from IVF were ‘synthetic’ and Elton John has now called for a boycott on their brand.

“How dare you refer to my beautiful children as ‘synthetic’,” he said.

“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,” Elton John wrote in an Instagram post on Saturday.

“Your archaic thinking is out of step with the times, just like your fashions,” he continued.

“I shall never wear Dolce and Gabbana ever again. #BoycottDolceGabbana.”

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The designers made the comments in an interview with Italy’s Panorama earlier this week.

“We oppose gay adoptions,” they said, to much controversy. “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,” they added according to the English translation.

“You are born to a mother and a father – or at least that’s how it should be,” Dolce added.

“I call children of chemistry, synthetic children. Uteri [for] rent, semen chosen from a catalog.”

Gabbana has since responded to Elton John’s criticism and indeed that of fans, by filling his Instagram feed with messages of the support that he has received.