Dolce & Gabbana backtrack on IVF comments after #BoycottDolceGabbana campaign
Catchup News was hardly surprised today to hear that Dolce and Gabbana have expanded on their views about gay adoptions following a social media boycott of their fashion line started by Sir Elton John. When a gay pop icon denounces a pair of gay fashion designers, this surely means that fashion is dead?
Cara Delawotsit’s eyebrows must have fallen off in shock. “We firmly believe in democracy and the fundamental principle of freedom of expression that upholds it,” Stefano Gabbana said in a statement to The Independent, “We talked about our way of seeing reality, but it was never our intention to judge other people's choices. We do believe in freedom and love.”Domenico Dolce added: “I'm Sicilian and I grew up in a traditional family, made up of a mother, a father and children. I am very well aware of the fact that there are other types of families and they are as legitimate as the one I've known. But in my personal experience, family had a different configuration. That is the place where I learnt the values of love and family. This is the reality in which I grew up, but it does not imply that I don't understand different ones. I was talking about my personal view, without judging other people's choices and decisions.”
The openly gay Italian designers outraged Sir Elton a number of days ago by declaring their opposition to same-sex adoptions. “The only family is the traditional one,” they said. You hear that? That’s the sound of someone back peddling as fast as humanly possible. More from Catchup News next.