Sir Elton John to boycott Dolce & Gabbana after ‘traditional family’ comments

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Sir Elton John has announced he will snub fashion house Dolce & Gabbana – after the founders spoke out against same-sex families.

Legendary fashion designers Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana – who are gay themselves – made the controversial comments in an interview this week, when they said in part: “We oppose gay adoptions. 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.”

Sir Elton John hit back at the pair today, in defense of his sons Zachary and Elijah.

He wrote: “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”

However, Gabbana did not react well, lashing out at the singer on Instagram and claiming: “It is simply arrogant not to tolerate those who think like him! poor thing!”

Sir Elton John married his husband David Furnish in December – exactly nine years to the day after their civil partnership in 2005.

Elsewhere in the interview Domenico Dolce added that procreation “must be an act of love”, saying: “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.”

Stefano Gabbana added: “The family is not a fad. In it there is a supernatural sense of belonging.”