Elton John Calls For A Boycott On Dolce And Gabbana Over IVF Comments

16 March 2015

Elton John Boycotts Dolce And Gabbana

It looks as if the internet is about to blow up again.

First the fashion designers Dolce and Gabbana caused a furore when they described IVF babies as 'synthetic'.

Domenico Dolce said:

"I call children of chemistry 'synthetic' children. Rented wombs, semen chosen from a catalog."

Then Elton John called for his fans and followers to boycott D&G on account of the fact that he and husband David Furnish have two children, Zachary and Elijah, via IVF.

Elton said via Instagram:

"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."

And THEN the internet broke. Well sort of. The world and its mother (including loads of celebs) took to Twitter to share snaps of their own bouncing bundles of joy, made possible via IVF, along with the hashtag #BoycottDolceGabbana.

Now I don't mean to be flippant but I wasn't exactly clad head to toe in D&G before all this blew up, so I'm hardly in a position to boycott them. But what's your view? Where you offended by the comments, or do you think it's just tomorrow's chip paper?

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  • marina

    nice post. I enjoyed this post while reading. thanks

    • admin EDITOR

      Glad you enjoyed it marina, Heidi has loads of great blog posts, make sure you check them out! 

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