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?