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Elton John Protest Against Dolce & Gabbana Grows; Other Celebs Join Him

Victoria Beckham, Courtney Love Blasts Designers

Elton John and husband David Furnish have two children through in vetro fertilization. John slammed fashion designer Dolce & Gabbana for anti-gay remarks. (Photo: Getty)

Elton John and husband David Furnish have two children through in vetro fertilization. John slammed fashion designer Dolce & Gabbana for anti-gay remarks. (Photo: Getty)

Elton John, reacting angrily to comments about his family by two of fashion’s best known names, is finding support among other celebrities, who are joining his protest against fashion brand Dolce & Gabbana.

Designers Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana incensed the English singer yesterday (Mar. 15) after calling his two children “synthetic.”

The jibe was a slam at In Vetro Fertilization (IVF) treatments and same-sex parenting. The pair said they favored “traditional” families.

“You are born and you have a father and a mother. Or at least it should be like this, that’s why I am not convinced by chemical children, synthetic babies, wombs for rent,” Dolce told the Italian magazine Panorama.

John responded with a photo of the designers on his Instagram account and called for a boycott.

“How dare you refer to my beautiful children as ‘synthetic,'” he wrote.

“And shame on you for wagging your judgmental little fingers at IVF … Your archaic thinking is out of step with the times, just like your fashions. I shall never wear Dolce and Gabbana ever again. #BoycottDolceGabbana,” he added.

John’s fury quickly prompted other celebrities to support him.

Victoria Beckham, an English fashion maven who once repped for Dolce & Gabbana, let her support over Twitter.

“Sending love to Elton David Zachary Elijah & all the beautiful IVF babies x vb,” she wrote.

Ricky Martin, who came out as gay singer a few years ago and has twin sons via a surrogate wrote: “Your voices are too powerful to be spreading too much hate. Wake up, it’s 2015. Love yourself guys.”

Courtney Love announced the her Dolce & Gabbana clothes were heading for a bonfire. “I want to burn them. I’m just beyond words and emotions,” she rote. “Boycott senseless bigotry! #boycottD&G,”

Ryan Murphy, who created the TV show “Glee,” also blasted the designers. “These designers’ horrifying views are never in fashion. Their clothes are as ugly as their hate,” he Tweeted.

John has been an outspoken advocate of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender equality. He has two children with his husband David Furnish. Both were born through IVF.

So far there has been no word from Madonna or supermodel Naomi Campbell, who have been two of the brand’s biggest supporters over the years. In the past, Madonna has been outspoken on gay rights.

In a statement following the furor, Gabbana tried to softened his partner’s remarks.



 



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