#BoycottDolceGabbana More Celebs Snub The Design Duo

#BoycottDolceGabbana More Celebs Snub The Design Duo & Why...
Yvette Le Grew

Lifestyle Writer

Mar 17, 2015

The unstoppable power of social media to bring a brand to its knees has once again been hash-tagged into the spotlight with #boycottdolceandgabbana picking up some serious social momentum and celebrity bandwagon hopping. The design duo landed themselves in some serious social media hot water after a series of very insensitive comments about families with same-sex parents and IVF – and unsurprisingly, the social sphere has exploded. 

The world of social media has rallied against Domenic Dolce and Stefano Gabbana and their eponymous label D&G after they told Italy’s Panorama magazine that in their opinions, “the only family is the traditional one” and that they “oppose gay adoptions”, despite being gay themselves. Topping off these outdated comments, Dolce proclaimed that “You are born to a mother and a father – or at least that’s how it should be” and added that procreation “must be an act of love”. Leaving no margin for misinterpretation over their stance of IVF, Dolce said,  “I call children of chemistry, synthetic children. Uteri [for] rent, semen chosen from a catalog.”

Unsurprisingly, celebrities and the social media sphere have banded together under the banner of #boycottdolceandgabbana scathing the pair for their ludicrously insensitive remarks. Elton John has lead the charge posting the following image and comments across social platforms and it wasn’t long before the likes of celebrity heavyweights Victoria Beckham, Ricky Martin, and Courtney Love took to Twitter, Instagram and Facebook to voice their distain for

Images courtesy of Instagram 

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By Yvette Le Grew

Lifestyle Writer

Yvette Le Grew is the former Online Editor of The Australian Women’s Weekly, former Head of Digital Content at Westfield & freelance fashion, travel, health & lifestyle writer for titles across the UK, Asia and Australia. Yvette now contributes 'at large' for thecarousel.com.


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