Elton John Leads Boycott Against Dolce & Gabbana For "Synthetic" Children Comment

The fashion industry can, at times, be a walking oxymoron. Some remarks are fine, like Karl Lagerfeld’s notorious fat comments, while others can be career altering—just ask John Galliano. Today Dolce & Gabbana are facing criticism for a comment made by Domenico Dolce in Italy’s Panorama magazine. When talking about traditional families, a subject that the brand focused on during the F/W 2015 runway show, Dolce said, "You are born to a mother and a father. Or at least that's how it should be. I call children of chemistry 'synthetic children.' Rented wombs, semen chosen from a catalogue...psychiatrists are not ready to confront the effects of this experimentation."

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