Elton John slams Dolce & Gabbana over "synthetic baby" comments

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    (Reuters) - British singer Elton John slammed Italian fashion duo Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana on Sunday and called for a boycott of their brand after the pair championed "traditional" families.

    John, who has used his fame to speak out for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender equality, chided the designers for criticising fertility treatment and same-sex parenting in an interview.

    The singer and his husband David Furnish have two children. John uploaded a photo of the designers clad in black veils to his Instagram account with the caption:

    "How dare you refer to my beautiful children as 'synthetic'. And shame on you for wagging your judgemental little fingers at IVF ... Your archaic thinking is out of step with the times, just like your fashions. I shall never wear Dolce and Gabbana ever again. #BoycottDolceGabbana."

    Italian magazine Panorama's website last week quoted Sicily-born Dolce, whose brand has long counted Madonna and Naomi Campbell among clients for its designs inspired by his native island, as saying:

    "You are born and you have a father and a mother. Or at least it should be like this, that's why I am not convinced by chemical children, synthetic babies, wombs for rent."

    Dolce and Gabbana, who are now business partners after their romantic relationship ended, said on Sunday they had been talking about their own opinions and had not meant to judge others' behaviour.

    "We believe firmly in democracy and we think freedom of expression is essential for that. We talked about our way of looking at the world, but it was not our intention to express a judgement on other people's choices. We believe in freedom and love," Gabbana said in a statement.

    Motherhood was the theme for Dolce Gabbana's women's fashion show in Milan earlier this year. Models in floral skirts and dresses carried babies, and Italian model Bianca Balti took to the runway heavily pregnant. (Reporting by Isla Binnie; Editing by Rosalind Russell)
     
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    The Gay way or the high way o_O
     
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    Yeah cause this person makes a better parent than a gay couple could?

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    U said it.
    Not me :coffee:
     
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    I guess it's not a good idea to put the synthetic babies in the washing machine. :(
     
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    I will never understand what the problem is that so many people have with homosexuals. Narrow-minded, hate-filled idiots.
     
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    That's actually OK ... you're just no supposed to put them in the dryer :D
     
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    Elton just needs to calm down.
     
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    It's reverse, it's my way or the highway, from the bible thumpers that are taught not to judge yet they do it anyway.
     
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    True. If they want to pack fudge or munch carpet then who cares ... so just STFU already Elton because WGAS/WGAF? By the way, your AV has wicked-nice tits :D
     
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    Elton has always a bit cranky. He does not like people with other opinions. A typical dry drunk.
     
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    Seriously? THESE guys?
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    And every other religion, including Scientology.
     
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    Elton's still alive
     
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    the point is one should be allowed to state their opinion. D&G make beautiful clothes ands accessories. this is just an opinion....i have to admit the entire in vitro business is icky especially when there are so many adoptable children.
     
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