Dolce & Gabbana the Italian fashion giant, who is opening its “Premier” SoHo location in a 161-year-old former firehouse at 155 Mercer Street., has picked a monster fight with the superstar Sir Elton John.
“We oppose gay adoptions” Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana, who are themselves openly gay and were together for some time, said in an interview with Italy’s Panorama Magazine.
“The only family is a traditional one, no chemical offspring and rented uterus, life has a natural flow and there are things that should not be changed”.
Dolce said that creating children “must be an act of.love”, adding: “You are born to a mother and a father – or at least that’s how it should be”.
“I call children of chemistry, synthetic children. Uteri [for] rent, semen chosen from a catalog.”
“The family is not a fad. In it there is a supernatural sense of belonging.”
Gabbana then said.
The answer was swift from Sir Elton John branding the fashion duo as “judgemental”, and “archaic” in an Instagram post to his many followers. Sir Elton John has bowed to boycott the fashion giant.
The multi award winner and hitmaker has two sons, Zachary who is four, and Elijah who is two, with husband David Furnish. The children were born to the same surrogate mother in California in 2010 and 2013.
Sir Elton and husband David Furnish were just married last December in England after same sex marriage became legal in that country. They had been together in a legal partnership since 2005.
“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 fulfill 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.” Sir Elton posted on Instagram.
The developer for the Dolce & Gabbana “Premier” store in Mercer Street received a special permit from the city to use the ground floor and cellar of the building for retail, which is not usually allowed under the zoning in the SoHo-Cast Iron Historic District.
Typically, retailers would also need a special permit to have a store bigger than 10,000 square feet in the area, but Dolce & Gabbana is allowed to have a 15,000-square-foot store because the cellar doesn’t count toward the square footage according to a DNA Info report.
Will you still buy and wear D & G clothing, or will you boycott them. Hmmm we want to know.