Katie Hopkins: Gay community is being ‘intolerant’ over Dolce and Gabbana boycott

Katie Hopkins of Rebel Media speaks at Politicon

Katie Hopkins has waded into the Dolce and Gabbana boycott row by accusing the gay community of intolerance.

The former Apprentice contestant tweeted her support for Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana, after the fashion pair caused widespread offence by slamming “non-traditional” same-sex parents and branding children born through IVF as “synthetic”.

Calls by Sir Elton John for a boycott of Dolce and Gabbana have quickly gathered pace, with support from celebrities including Matt Lucas, Sharon Stone and Courtney Love.

Victoria Beckham, a close friend of Sir Elton John and David Furnish, also tweeted her “love” for IVF babies.

But a few celebrities, most notably former Mirror editor Piers Morgan, have criticised the boycott, describing it as “bullying” and threatening freedom of expression.

Kate Hopkins also takes the same view.

In an online column for Now titled ‘Leave Dolce & Gabbana alone! They are entitled their opinions,’ Hopkins wrote: “Dolce and Gabbana are gay men. They used to be a couple. Now accused of homophobia, exactly who is being intolerant? You or them?

“Why are you right and they wrong? You want to #boycottDolceGabanna just because a Spice Girl told you to?

“Surely being tolerant is accepting we all have different opinions and should be able to express them freely. Elton could express the alternative view to D&G without calling for every other fawning celeb to turn up and throw rotten tomatoes at their brand.

“The list of things we can no longer say, is longer than the stuff we can.”

Dolce and Gabbana have defended their comments – with Dolce insisting that he does not judge those for starting a family in a “non-traditional way”.

In 2006, Stefano Gabbana told Vanity Fair that he had asked a female friend to carry his child via artificial insemination.