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The Dolce & Gabbana Controversy Rages On

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After the Italian designers fiercely criticized “non-traditional” families and the use of IVF (“I call children of chemistry synthetic children,” said Dolce), the two gay men have faced tremendous backlash.

Among the outcry was Elton John, who responded to D&G with a piercing (i.e. perfect) response, before calling us all to boycott the designer label. 

Now, in a recent interview with CNN, Gabbanna addressed John’s call to action.

"Boycott Dolce & Gabbana for what?" he said. "They don't think like you? This is correct? This is not correct. We are in 2015. This is like medieval. It's not correct."

Though neither Dolce nor Gabanna apologized for their hurtful remarks, they did claim this to be a “private point of view” and said how they “love gay adoption.” Hmm...

Madonna was among the many who was not buying D&G's defense. Even though the Queen of Pop came under fire for her controversial statement, "Gay rights are way more advanced than women’s rights" in our April issue, she stepped forward.

The other day the singer posted on Instagram a photo from her 2010 D&G campaign, in which she posed with a baby. In the image she claimed a child cannot be synthetic and offered her wise two-cents: “Think before you speak.”

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