‘There is nothing synthetic about a soul!’ Madonna blasts Dolce And Gabbana; Fashion Duo ‘Apologizes’

madonna-dolce-and-gabbana-fall-winter-2011-steven-klein-02Dolce and Gabbana should “think” before they “speak” when expressing views about same-sex families and IVF, Madonna has declared in a swipe at the fashion duo.

The Rebel Heart singer is the latest celebrity to blast Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana, after the fashion pair caused widespread offence by slamming “non-traditional” same-sex parents and branding children born through IVF as “synthetic”.

Sir Elton John, who has two sons with his husband David Furnish, called the pair “hateful”, and urged for a boycott of the clothing label. Celebrities including Matt Lucas, Sharon Stone and Courtney Love this week announced their support for a boycott. Victoria Beckham, a close friend of Sir Elton John and David Furnish, also tweeted her “love” for IVF babies.

Yesterday, Madonna, who was named the face of Dolce & Gabbana in 2009 and appeared in several advertising campaigns for them, made her feelings about the subject plain for all to see. The Queen of Pop took to Instagram where she posted a picture of a baby sat on her chest as she modeled for the designer brand. Continue reading

Gabbana once asked his friend to be a surrogate mother, before criticism of ‘non-traditional’ families

dISENADORESFashion designer Gabbana once asked a female friend to carry a baby for him – before his current row criticizing ‘non-traditional’ families.

Legendary fashion designers Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana – who are gay themselves – made the controversial comments in an interview this week, when they said in part: “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.”

Sir Elton John – who has sons Zachary and Elijah with his husband David Furnish – told the pair: ”How dare you refer to my beautiful children as ‘synthetic’… your archaic thinking is out of step with the times, just like your fashions. I shall never wear Dolce and Gabbana ever again.”

However, despite speaking out against gay adoptions, it has emerged that designer Stefano Gabbana once spoke about his desire to adopt. Continue reading

Piers Morgan blasts the Dolce and Gabbana boycott, says it’s another word for bullying

_54288832_piers_morgan_bbcPiers Morgan has savaged the boycott of Dolce and Gabbana after the pair’s dismissal of ‘non-traditional’ families – claiming that a boycott is “just another word for bullying”.

Legendary fashion designers Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana – who are gay themselves – made the controversial comments in an interview this week, when they said in part: “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.”

Sir Elton John – who has sons Zachary and Elijah with his husband David Furnish – told the pair: ” How dare you refer to my beautiful children as ‘synthetic’… your archaic thinking is out of step with the times, just like your fashions. I shall never wear Dolce and Gabbana ever again.”

Writing in the Mail, former journalist Piers Morgan said that while he supports gay rights and supports Sir Elton, he believes boycotts are “bullying”. Continue reading

Dolce And Gabbana Respond To Backlash Over Controversial Remarks

Je_Suis_DGGay designing duo, Dolce and Gabbana has responded to a boycott of their brand by celebrities including Elton John, Ricky Martin, Sharon Stone, and Ryan Murphy with about as little class as some of their more gaudy designs. They’ve appropriated the “je suis Charlie” slogan that was used after the Paris attack on the satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo that left twelve people dead.

Last week, the former couple was quoted in the Italian magazine Panorama saying, “We oppose gay adoptions. The only family is the traditional one. No chemical offspring and rented uterus: life has a natural flow, there are things that should not be changed.”

Naturally, that didn’t go over too well. Elton John responded, writing 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.” Continue reading

Gay fashion designers Dolce and Gabbana slam ‘non-traditional’ families

Domenico-Dolce-and-Stefano-GabbanaLegendary fashion designers Domenico Dolce (pictured above right) and Stefano Gabbana (above left) have spoken out against same-sex families – despite being gay themselves.

The duo – who founded the designer fashion house in their own name – were a couple for twenty-three years, before a much-discussed break-up in 2005.

However, despite their own sexuality, the pair spoke out against ‘non-traditional’ families during an interview with Italy’s Panorama magazine.

The pair said: “We oppose gay adoptions. The only family is the traditional one. No chemical offspring and rented uterus: life has a natural flow, there are things that should not be changed.” Continue reading