Outrage quickly floods social media after a recent statement made by Dolce & Gabbana.
Social Media has been buzzing over the designers of Dolce&Gabbana and their recent statement about not supporting gay marriage and artificial insemination.
While doing an interview for Italian Magazine Panorama, Domenico Dolce made an unforgettable statement.
“I am not convinced by those I call children of chemicals, synthetic children, rented uterus, semen chosen from a catalog,” Dolce told the magazine.
Gabbana added, “The family is not a fad, in it there is a supernatural sense of belonging.”
Dolce discussed how he grew up in a ‘traditional’ family, with a mother, a father and a child. That’s how he sees fit of what a family should be. He feels a child should never be taken away from their mother. He also states that he is aware that there are other types of family structures out there, however, he does not agree with that family life style and believes in his traditional views.
The singer, Sir Elton John was outraged (having two sons of his own through I.V.F) by the designer’s statement and decided to make a statement of his own to speak out on the matter. He took to Instagram and made it known to Dolce&Gabbana how disgusted he was on the designer’s statements.
“How dare you refer to my beautiful children as ‘synthetic.’ Shame on you for wagging your judgmental little fingers at I.V.F. Your archaic thinking is out of step with the times, just like your fashions. I shall never wear Dolce and Gabbana ever again,” said John.
Included in John’s post on Instagram was a hashtag that said, “#BoycottDolceGabbana.” Soon after the post went viral on social media, with several followers; including celebrities, standing behind John’s statement. Many other celebrities followed John’s footsteps and posted their own statement on social media regarding their disgust and disappointment of the designers blatant disregard for acknowledging children that were created through I.V.F as ‘actual children’ or as an un-natural way of creating a child.
Threats were made on social media of wanting to burn the designer’s clothes and take no part in anything the designers create from this point on.
It’s appalling to think that Dolce and Gabbana, who are openly gay men, have such negative views on same sex marriage and the right to raise a family if they so choice.
Not to mention this type of behavior will do nothing but bring down their business. It is one thing for someone to come out and make their views known on a matter that many not agree with. However, it is another for Dolce and Gabbana, who are such well known and successful designers to make such a poor judgment call while representing their business.
It is going to take a lot for the designers to make a comeback from this. Yet, the designers are already off to a rocky start.
Gabbana decided to retaliate against John by calling him a fascist and also posting “Je Suis D&G” on Instagram, which is in reference to “Je Suis Charlie” which was posted in the French magazine Charlie Hebdo after the attack in France.
After a horrible judgment call on Gabbana’s part, the designers decided to try and tone down the situation. A statement was released through the company by Gabbana to explain why they made the statement about I.V.Fs in the first place.
“We firmly believe in democracy and the fundamental principle of freedom of expression that upholds it. We talked about our way of seeing reality, but it was never our intention to judge other people’s choices,” said Gabbana in a press release from the company.
Gabbana tries to justify his actions in a half attempt to apologize for offending people. No matter what Dolce&Gabbana says at this point to try and justify their actions they still stand behind their beliefs. Within this day and age many people will not stand for that type of blatant disrespect and disregard for ways of being able to create a human life.
Dolce&Gabanna have dug themselves into a deep hole. Their credibility is shot at this point in regards of being designers and being companionate understanding human beings.
A life is a life, no matter how it is created.