Gabbana Responds To Elton John's Call For D&G Boycott

Stefano Gabbana hopes you haven't thrown out your closet full of overpriced Versace-cloned Dolce & Gabbana pieces just yet.

Sure, the famous designing duo called children not born through opposite-sex procreation "synthetic" and doubled down on their war against marriage equality and gay families. Sure, Elton John has called for a boycott of their label and other celebrities have signed on. But Stefano Gabbana thinks he has just the statement to turn this runaway train around. 

First, a refresher of Dolce & Gabbana's controversial comments from Adam's post on Sunday:

“The family is not a fad,” Gabbana told the interviewer. “In it there is a supernatural sense of belonging.” 

Procreation “must be an act of love.” Children born through artificial insemination or egg donors are “children of chemistry, synthetic children. Uteruses for rent, semen chosen from a catalog,” Dolce 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.”

So, what does Gabbana have to say in response to the growing boycott?

"It was never our intention to judge other people's choices," the designer said in a statement"We do believe in freedom and love."

Short ... and sweet? Apology ... errr, scratch that ... clarification accepted?

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While I disagree with their statement 100%, it is however their opinion and they should be able to express it, I don't like it when someone tries to silence me simply because they disagree with me and I do not like to silence someone else simple because I do not agree with them. We as a gay community can not be so militant about opinions we disagree with.
 

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I don't think anyone is saying they aren't allowed to say what they want. It's just that it will affect my shopping decisions. Is that intolerance? No more than deciding not to date someone who says things you don't agree with. It just shows you are a thinking person.

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well said!! it is their view of what families are period

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FYI D&G, there are heterosexual couples who cannot naturally conceive a child for several reasons so they too use IVF or rent a uterus.

So when they say: life has a natural flow; there are things that should not be changed: This also affects heteros too

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I seriously don't understand you would buy a designer/celebrity wares, throw more of your money at them, and then they can come and insult us to our faces, insult your family, your friends. And then you are so vapid to say  you don't care what celebrities say or do.. so in actual fact you are paying to be abused and degraded, oh how 50 shades of you... Ugh and then have the audacity to attack a person (whether or not it is Elton John in inconsequential) a father and his kids for standing up for his family, what is this was your friend/sister/family/mother/you would you let somebody call you synthetic to your face. HOW BIG of you all to attack ivf children, remember when you were picked and gay kids that are still being picked on and bullied.... Shame on ya'll. I now let my Gardner wash  my car with my D&G trash.... 

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There are a lot of interesting comments here, especially the ones slamming Elton John. What D&G said is rotten and yes, offensive, and you support them? $265 for underwear? Are you fkucing kidding me? Who besides an idiot would pay that for underwear, or some spoiled little brat trust fund baby who doesn't care where the money comes from? I thank Elton for bringing this whole thing to light so I can decide what to do with it. I imagine straight, homophobic assholes wouldn't find this offensive but then I guess they still eat at Chik-Fil-A and shop at Hobby Lobby.

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Who cares about what celebrities around the world say? They live in an fable, surrounded by managers, lawyers, housekeepers and God only know who!!! I listen to Elton John's music , I buy D&G perfumes, and I never care what they are bubbling about!!!! I'm not offended by these statements at all, and I really don't care if other gays feel offended!!!! Enjoy your life without paying attention what others say!!!

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STFU, Edina John...

I mean...Elton John!

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I hope Elton's kid will leave them as soon as they found out that their father was a actually "chick with a d*ck".

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It's funny how things tend to come around in a circle. Now we have the groups and individuals that are so vocal about tolerance, being intolerant.

I don't agree with the D&G guys ideas, but boycotting their product because they have a different set of beliefs than you?

THAT'S intolerance, plain and simple.

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why should people tolerate hate?

we do not need D&G's lies

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No different and no less bigotted than religious jihadists' claiming the right to discriminate against whomever they choose for whatever reason that offends their religious beliefs.  

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Actually it's worse because you're adding hypocrisy to the bigotry

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Madonna herself have been a victim of this asshat named Elton for her entire career and YOU think Elton is innocent and pure?

#LMAO

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Why do homophobes read Instinct? Hmmmmm

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Because they are idiots?

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freedom of speech....

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There is a difference between freedom of speech and actively seeking out confrontation on a medium that is not meant for you i.e. heterosexuals following a magazine that is specifically not meant for them. Thats the equivalent of me walking into your house and starting a verbal conflict just because I dont agree with how you live your life. Sorry but stupidity is the answer to the question.

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There was no question of anyone's freedom of speech. The question is why are they reading an LGBT magazine or news site?

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.....because they want to be spermenated in their virgin ass ?

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this fatso thinks he is the queen of england. he is the queen but...queen of has-been! 

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Sry, what was that? Do D&G refer to the their synthetic brains or they are just a couple of hypocritical gay drama queens? Are they sill in fashion business or they have successfully managed to bankrupt themselves?

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Oh puhlezzzzzeeee, Elton John performed at Rush Limbaugh's wedding for $1m in 2010. A radio host accused of being a homophobe and AIDS denier.  I'm sure Mr John knows... you don't get rich by having principals. Just another money grabbing hypocrite......

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It's great that dolce & gabbana speak out against the atrocity of same sex child rearing, but they also need to ask God forgiveness for the abomination of the same sex lifestyle choice of their own

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God bless and strengthen Dolce and Gabbana in their bold statement of the Truth. The adoption and artificial surrogacy of defenseless innocent normal children to put into the control of same sex degenerates as some sort of accessory or accoutrement to make the deviates somehow appear 'normal' is on par with nazi eugenics & social experimentation. It's a form of exhibitionist pedophilia and child abuse of the most profound order. Truly a crime against God and humanity.

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Why are you following a magazine for homosexuals? Im going to kindly ask you to unfollow Instinct Magazine.

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"OH so there is consequence to assholery? Then we are deeply sorry." Fuck you tired old queens. True colors shown. True colors so noted.

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forgive yes, forget no ... start your pizza business because my money won´t go to your out-of-fashon-pockets

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"we believe in freedom and love" is as vapid a comment as the fashion industry they work within has in importance to humanity.  They should keep their overpaid and overfed consumer culture distorted mouths firmly shut when it comes to expressing opinions of moral judgment.  They have soiled their lame brand, as if a turd had vomited out of their mouths onto a runway at a fashion show.

They deserve to lose market share for being stupid and narrow-minded. 

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Yes! Perfect comment, I agree Steve! They are 2 pretentious idiots!

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Of course Elton is right: no one who believes in Equal Rights should support a company that believes otherwise. I just wonder *why* D&G went there in the first place: who were they trying to impress? Did they really think they'd sell enough more clothes to the bigots to make up for losing such a core part of any fashion label's market?

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Dolce & Gabbana aren't lovers?!

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he is allowed the freedom to be an ignorant putz. if he wants to use his position to promote or express his views, those who disagree can respond as they want (ignorantly or intelligently). I, for one, won't support someone who holds views that offend me. Their view offends me.

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WHO CARES ITS HIS OPINION AND AS SUCH HE IS ENTITLED TO HIS OPINION NOT A FUCKING SINGLE PERSON ON THIS PLANET HAS THE RIGHT NOT TO BE OFFENDED OR OFFEND THAT IS THE GLORY AND THE BEAUTY OF FREE SPEECH whilst i may not share his view i can see were he is coming from gay couples that want 2 have there own DNA offspring are selfish when you consider the amount of kids that live in care that are looking for loving parents that goes for those women that have IVF as well    

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Freedom of free speech! Agreed. As for your call out on selfish gay people and women...not true. It is not the responsibility for them to pick up where the ignorant left off. How do you justify the people who go about having children and leave the responsibility to society. People have a choice to have what they want and not accept differently. Are you suggesting that everyone including heterosexual couples should stop having children until all kids are adopted? Or are you saying it is wrong for women and gay people to have the same desire of genetic offspring as hetero peers? Your statement reads very much like "let them eat cake!"

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Much to do about nothing. Ppl are dead in Vanuatu. I don't care about these 1% they have nothing to offer just pure stupidity and arrogance.

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So stupid! What about those women that can't have children because of medical reasons or women that just can't have? For these idiots to say that children that are born from IVF and through the help of women to carry the child are synthetic, how dare they! I understand that everyone is entitled to their opinions but if it's something that is messed up such as this keep it to your damn self! My mom did well raising me!

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This is a form of homophobia from self-loathing gays as a result of a strict up bringing. The same as some gays who criticize feminine acting men, or gays that opt for abstinence because they believe homosexuality is a sin if you act on it. Does that excuse their comments, no it does not, it just makes them all the more worse.

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What about women who want children but can't due to illness? Even tho it's my egg and my husbands sperm & I had to "rent" another uterus? Still synthetic? You smug bastards. Using a broad brush to paint over a lot of people, assholes.

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TOO LATE, Learn to keep your opinions to yourself as others lead their life. Backtracking over this won't help the house of D&G now, too late boys you have not only pissed off your OWN community but you have disrespected peoples choice (perhaps ONLY choice left) to have a loving family. I will never buy a D&G fragrance again because i don't want to smell of narrow minded bullshit.

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That's not an apology, it is a reiteration of what they already said.  Plus it reinforces that some people believe being gay is a "choice."  

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That was awesome Ezrah!

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Bye Felicia!

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OF COURSE THEY ARE GOING TO APOLOGIZE, ITS GOING TO HIT THEM IN THE POCKET

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These are synthetic apology ;)

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