Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Dolce & Gabbana Founders Apologize for Dissing Gay Families

Remember when Domenico Dolce of the fashion brand Dolce & Gabbana insulted gay families everywhere by describing our kids as "synthetic children?" LGBT advocates everywhere expressed confused and then outrage -- particularly after the D & G founders doubled-down on the idea that gay people shouldn't be parents. This lead to a worldwide boycott of the Dolce & Gabbana brand.

I learned today that Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana have decided to apologize for insulting their target audience (i.e., gay men and our allies) and speak out in favor of gay families:
Domenico Dolce of Italian luxury industry fashion house Dolce & Gabbana says that after doing 'some soul-searching' he has realized that his IVF 'synthetic' children comments were 'inappropriate'.
Dolce and Stefano Gabbana had previously criticized IVF and called the children "synthetic", and opposed gay adoption. Now they have apologized for their controversial remarks, reports aceshowbiz.com.

"I am so sorry. It was not my intention to offend anyone," Dolce told Vogue magazine.

"I've done some soul-searching. I've talked to Stefano a lot about this. I've realized that my words were inappropriate, and I apologize. They are just kids. You don't need labels, baby labels."

"I think everybody chooses for themselves. I don't know everything about IVF, but I love it when people are happy. It's like medicine. Science has been put on the table to help people," he added.
Gabanna went on to say that he would actually like to become a parent, but that Italy does not allow for gay parenting or adoption.

How about it?  Do you accept their apology?

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