Stevie Martin | Staff Writer | Monday, 16 March 2015

Boycott Dolce Gabbana #BoycottDolceGabbana

Elton John And The Internet Protest Against Dolce And Gabbana For Saying Gay Adoption Is 'Unnatural'

The Debrief: The internet responds to Dolce & Gabbana’s comments about gay adoption in the way the internet only knows how (humour and memes)

Celebrities are all piling in on Elton John’s condemnation of fashion designers Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana after the pair said that gay adoption is unnatural, and children born via IVF are ‘synthetic’. Elton John was the first public figure to register outrage, responding on Instagram, ‘How dare you refer to my beautiful children as “synthetic?”’ Adding, 'I shall never wear Dolce and Gabbana ever again. #BoycottDolceGabbana.’


How dare you refer to my beautiful children as "synthetic". And shame on you for wagging your judgemental little fingers at IVF - a miracle that has allowed legions of loving people, both straight and gay, to fulfil their dream of having children. Your archaic thinking is out of step with the times, just like your fashions. I shall never wear Dolce and Gabbana ever again. #BoycottDolceGabbana

A photo posted by Elton John (@eltonjohn) on Mar 14, 2015 at 10:29pm PDT


It’s a weird statement for the pair to make, as Dolce & Gabbana’s campaigns are often openly homoerotic – often depicting loads of topless men undoing their trousers and writhing around on the floor. They welcome their legions of gay fans, but don’t seem to want those fans to be able to have children. Incredibly confusing, and really quite upsetting. Despite Stefano Gabbana’s statement last night, where he said, ‘It was never our intention to judge other people’s choices. We do believe in freedom and love,’ this hasn’t stopped the onslaught of those fiercely against the designers’ comments. Everyone from Courtney Love to Ricky Martin has entered the debate.


Other Twitter users then responded in the way Twitter only knows how: by creating memes and photoshopped images depicting their disgust and outrage.


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