Fashion designers and noted gaping assholes Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana aren’t really shy when it comes to their thoughts on gays and lesbians raising chirrun. Even though they’re gayer than a splatter of strawberry-scented lube on a pink crystal butt plug charm, they don’t think that gay people should be parents and said that kids born through IVF are “synthetic babies.” And that is how you fuck with your business and money with just a few simple words. (Side note: I call dibs on the band name Synthetic Babies, so don’t even think about it.)
For years, Dolce and Gabbana have been caca-ing at the mouth about how a child needs to be raised by a mother and a father and blah blah blah… They said it again during an interview with the Italian magazine Panorama, and this time they spit on IVF too, which is pretty rich since Stefano Gabbana once said that he wanted his own child and asked a friend to carry it. via HuffPo
According to translations, the pair — who dated for 23 years and broke up in 2005 — stated that children born through IVF are “children of chemistry, synthetic children. Uteruses for rent, semen chosen from a catalog.”
“I am gay, I cannot have a child. I guess you cannot have everything in life,” Dolce added. “Life has a natural course, some things cannot be changed. One is the family.”
Gabbana added: “The family is not a fad. In it there is a supernatural sense of belonging.”
Thanks to those thoughts, the hashtag #BoycottDolceGabanna was born. Elton John, who is raising two kids born via a surrogate with his husband David Furnish, went after their asses on Instagram. Rush Limbaugh’s homeboy ripped them several new assholes and dropped a drop of sass on his rant by throwing shade at their ~fashun~ designs. Go in, Elton:
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
Even Courtney Love is joining the boycott and is planning to torch all her D&G. Courtney and Elton are late to the party. I’ve been boycotting D&G for centuries and mainly because I don’t have $600 to freely spend on crap and if I did I wouldn’t spend it on a tank top covered in roses and cherubs.
Gabbana said in a statement Sunday that “it was never our intention to judge other people’s choices. We do believe in freedom and love.”
Dolce says he was expressing his view about family based on his experience growing up in a traditional Sicilian 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.”
Dolce said he was expressing his personal views “without judging other people’s choices.”
The fuck?! That has to be one of the worst spins I’ve seen in a while. If they wanted to backtrack, they should’ve just said, “We were playing with a Ouija board before our interview and an IVF-hating homophobic ghost must’ve possessed our bodies and made us say those things.” It would’ve been a better excuse. Of course they meant what they said, because it isn’t the first time they’ve said it. If shitting on IVF is their way of getting Pope Francis to exclusively wear D&G thongs under his robe, I’m sure it worked and I bet he’s wearing one in support right now.
And here’s a few pictures from Dolce & Gabbana’s Mamma-themed and baby-filled show during Milan Fashion Week earlier this month. Expect baby-hating Anna Wintour to join forces with Elton John to destroy Dolce and Gabbana!