Elton John calls for a boycott of Dolce and Gabbana

For those of you that shop Dolce and Gabbana, Elton John is asking you to not buy the $265 a pair underwear or anything else from now on.  Seriously?  On their website, a pair of underwear ranges from $265 to $485 dollars!  No wonder they are filthy rich.  I don't think I want to buy a pair of undies that are much as my Audi car payment.

But the overpriced items on their website is not what Sir Elton John is fuming about.  Elton is calling for a boycott of everything they touch due to some polarizing comments made by Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana in a recent interview with Panorama Magazine.

The two men whose business partnership—and one-time romantic partnership—lies behind one of the world's great fashion powerhouses, have declared that “The only family is the traditional one.”

“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.”

Domenico and Stefano were for years perhaps the globe's most prominent gay power couple. In the tightly knit, family-based, quasi-aristocratic world of Italian fashion, these two men came from nowhere to make a name for themselves that the whole world would recognize. – Firstthings.com

I'm far from desiring to buy anything Dolce and Gabbana and at this time and I am far from having a child or looking into In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) with a partner or a surrogate, of which I have neither.  Elton might as well ask me to boycott buying a Ferrari car or Breitling watch.  But to those of us that choose to purchase and can afford to purchase a $415 to $995 shirt, Elton is asking you to boycott the brand. 

So what was Elton John's response?  He tweeted:

Do you agree with the call to boycott D&G?  

Or do you agree with D&G's statement?  It's free speech right?

Do you think there should be more done than a boycott? I can't touch them since I don't buy anything they sell.  What about stores that carry their brand?  Should they join the boycott?  No more Macy's?

And what about the straight community?  Will they join the boycott?  These statements are toward them and their use of IVF, too.

 

44 thoughts on “Elton John calls for a boycott of Dolce and Gabbana”

  1. When freedom of speech goes

    When freedom of speech goes too far to insult, tarnish or dislike or better to say condemn what you like or million people like, that is not called freedom of speech. it's better to think what you are going to say, as far as you say it, you can't take it back and possibly you will upset million of people by your archaic point of view. Dolce and Gabbana made this rookie mistake by calling children who were conceived by IVF procedure, synthetic… they hurt people feelings who are dreaming to have children. if they didn't like this kind of procedure for having children, it doesn't necessary mean that you have to start name calling and condemning other people's choice. This is just wrong and immature. They just easily tarnished their reputation… 

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  3. I seriously don’t understand

    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. BUT then D&G runs an ad campaign with two gay dads with a child, so you and your children can be insulted and be a cash cow at the same time, how utterly hypocritical and vile!  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…. 

  4. Typical self-loathsome

    Typical self-loathsome thinking of the Italian gays. As gay Americans, out and proud, anytime my partner and I are walking through the streets of any of their major cities and observe all of the "hetero" couples pushing their little bambino/a in their strollers, we find ourselves saying, over and over again, every couple of blocks, "holy shit, she has to know her husband is gay!" What do expect in the Vaticanland of denial.  

  5. “Jeez, our “mother” is uglier

    "Jeez, our "mother" is uglier than Mrs. Doubtfire!!! "- Elton's kids when they reach 15.

  6. God bless and strengthen

    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.

    • And apparently more people

      And apparently more people are stuck on stupid. If I remember correctly. 

      Judge not, that ye be not judged.

      For with what judgment ye judge, ye shall be judged: and with what measure ye mete, it shall be measured to you again.

      And why beholdest thou the mote that is in thy brother's eye, but considerest not the beam that is in thine own eye

       

       

    • You know where you can put

      You know where you can put your homophobic BS you POS. I have never heard of such a mean spirited, ignorant statement in a very long time and I've been around for a very long time. Why don't you go back under that rock you crawled out from?

  7. I choose D&G simply because I

    I choose D&G simply because I can't stand Elton John. I can separate between fashion and their personal belief. Many loaded and rich people "bought" babies just because it is cool to do so. If you want to help a kid, adopt kids from Africa or Asia.

  8. Want also to share the tweet

    Want also to share the tweet of a colombian activist on this Elizabeth CastilloNo es bipolaridad. Es que los privilegios de cla$e no les dejan pensar en derechos. (Is not bipolarity, Is CLASS PRIVILEGE that does not allow them to think of rights.)

    Thanks again.

  9. This is not about Elton vs.

    This is not about Elton vs. Gabanna, again too warm Instinct Magazine, you are going to be the last to join the Boycott #BoycottDolceGabanna , you are a politic instrument too, and have to choose your side…

     

  10. People will say/do whatever

    People will say/do whatever they want, just as we do, but once you interject, it validates their worthless views. 3 wrongs do not make it a right.

  11. ELTON IS RICH ENOUGH. SURE HE

    ELTON IS RICH ENOUGH. SURE HE COULD HIRE A THERAPIST IF HE CAN'T FORGIVE AND DEAL WITH D&G STATEMENT AND OTHER PEOPLE OPINION

     

    WHO CARES ABOUT THIS HAS-BEEN?
     

  12. Rock superstar Elton John had

    Rock superstar Elton John had some harsh words for Madonna on Australian television in 2012 “She’s such a nightmare. Her career’s over…she looks like a f–king fairground stripper,”.

    Karma works…
     

  13. Elton John performed at Rush

    Elton John performed at Rush Limbaugh's wedding for $1m in 2010.

    Oh puhleeeze. For Elton to have anything at all to do with such a repulsive character (and the right-wing in the US is replete with the dregs of humanity, and don`t they revel in their reactionary stew!) as this man with his absurd name – like a failed country singer – sends him reeling beyond a pale the brink of which he has always teetered on.A shame on him. Doesn`t he realize what Limbaugh and his ilk stand for?

    And it seems to me, you lived your life
    Like a candle in the wind,
    Never caring who you sang for
    Just as long as you were paid…
    Your conscience burned out long before
    Your ego ever did…

    • Damn. I wish I still (ever)

      Damn. I wish I still (ever) bought Elton John records so I could stop buying them now. 😀

  14. It’s funny how things tend to

    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.

  15. They have a right to their

    They have a right to their beliefs and opinions and those that disagree have the right to buy or not buy their stuff. I wonder when the PC madness will come to an end.

  16. The #BoycottDolceGabbana

    The #BoycottDolceGabbana movement is both smaller and less established than the #CantAffordDolceGabbana movement.

  17. They are so judgmental. Just

    They are so judgmental. Just because they live a privilege life – they feel like that they can tell everybody how to live – so smug. Boycott definitely.

    • The homosexual community can

      The homosexual community can't stand the truth.Just because someone is critical of gay marriage the PC Buffoon brigade goes insane with rage and hate, but we still have free speech in USA. Now in the UK they are trying to pass laws making it a crime to criticize gay marriage and Sharia law. I say who freakin cares, if someone wants a SSM that's their stupid problem (haven't they suffered enough) and I have a right to criticize it….

  18. Why can’t we flag these

    Why can't we flag these trolls who advertise this "get you man back". Come on Instinct, it is driving me nuts and as of today I'm removing you from my list of favourites. 

    • Thanks Scooterdie. They have

      Thanks Scooterdie. They have been flagged as well as removed.  I think they are just like white hairs.  Pluck one and 2 more will grow back, but we'll try.

  19. The HIV pills are well-known

    The HIV pills are well-known to make someone sensitive and depressed. I may not support D&G point of view but Elton is well-known for his erratic mood.  Maybe he and his partner should have a threesome with Simon Cowell or… Pierce Morgan. 

  20. Elton is not saint either.

    Elton is not saint either. Why did Elton John sing at rightwing U.S. broadcaster Rush Limbaugh's wedding? Rightwing U.S. broadcaster Rush Limbaugh is an alleged homophobe and 'Aids denier'. Why? He will do anything for money. Anything.

    • Limbaugh has his foot on the

      Limbaugh has his foot on the necks of every gay person in America and Elton has just been paid to be his performing monkey.

      How can you swan around as the leader of the gay mafia and then sing at the wedding of a guy that tells millions daily it's okay to be disrespectful to gay people?

      It doesn't matter if Elton knows the bride, he could have respectfully declined to perform. Now he's got a pink aura of hypocrisy because he publicly celebrated with (and profited from) the very people that have systematically tried to prevent gays from leading their lives in peace.

      It was one thing for Elton to dry the sweat of drugs from Eminem's forehead moments after he finished recording his "down with faggots" rap. But this?

      Yes, the fee went to charity, but Elton obtained the money from a despicable person that has done much more than $1 million in damaging the lives of gays. Isn't Elton's wedding fee normally $3 million? Why the discount?

      There's something unseemly about this and it is rubbing many of us the wrong way for a reason.

  21. D&G are in a position that

    D&G are in a position that their opinion gets worldwide attention. And they have used their celebrity to spread hateful and damaging speech about children. This is reprehensible. Most of the big name fashion houses make a tremendous amount of their profit from lower price items – fragrance and accessories. A boycott of these pricey "little things" would be a great way to make our opinion heard equally loudly.

  22. We can boycott their

    We can boycott their Fragrances, and Makeup done in partnership with Procter & Gamble, or pressure P & G to drop them!

  23. We all have an opinion we

    We all have an opinion we dont have to agree and I'll continue to buy D&G since has great design!

    • Correct, we do not all have

      Correct, we do not all have to agree. What people don't seem to realize is that when your opinion is given other people have the right to react to it. This is even more prominent when the person giving the opinion has a larger platform. They will always get backlash.

      If only people realized that their opinions are only important to themselves things would be much simpler. 

  24. I never cared much for their

    I never cared much for their sense of fashion.  In my opinion, their imaginations are 1 step above Versaci.  I'm more of an Armani and Prada guy.

  25. Do you agree with the call to

    Do you agree with the call to boycott D&G?  YES YES YES YES

    Do you think there should be more done than a boycott?  YES YES YES YES YES YES

    What about stores that carry their brand?  Should they join the boycott? YES YES YES YES YES

    And what about the straight community?  Will they join the boycott?  These statements are toward them as well. YES YES YES YES YES YES 

  26. I wouldn’t go as far as to

    I wouldn't go as far as to boycott. They have an opinion about procreation. They are not against gay marriage they simply don't believe in other forms of procreation besides the traditional way. Elton John needs to get off the his high horse. Not all gay men and woman have to agree on matters of family and procreation. I am a gay man and love it and one day find my other half. I don't want kids nor desire them. It's my options and opinion! 

    • I don’t think Elton John

      I don't think Elton John wanted everyone to do IVF just because he did it. He is reacting to the fact that Dolce & Gabbana called IVF kids SYNTHETIC. 

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