OMG, there’s nothing like a couple of aging gay guys gone feral. Italian designers Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana stepped in it big time last weekend in an interview with the Italian magazine, Panorama. “We oppose gay adoptions,” the pair said. “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.” Then they stepped in it deeper: “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 added, “The family is not a fad. In it there is a supernatural sense of belonging.” Oh, boy. Synthetic children??
Needles to say, this brought on a shitstorm of derision, led by Elton John on Instagram, “How dare you refer to my beautiful children as ‘synthetic’. And shame on you for wagging your 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.” Couldn’t have said it better myself, Sir Elton.
It’s a little late in the game for these two twits to start slamming gays, considering they were a couple until 2005. They can believe what they want, but to come in out of the blue and criticize the choices of God knows how many people (gay and straight) in creating their own family is hypocritical at best and at worst, shows off brazen intolerance of anyone who doesn’t agree.