Here’s a prediction: it’s going to be a while before you hear any celebrities saying they’re wearing Dolce & Gabbana. The gay design duo have finally gone in to detail about how anti-gay they are.
“The only family is the traditional one. No chemical offsprings and rented uterus: life has a natural flow, there are things that should not be changed,” Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana told Panorama magazine, one of the most influential news magazines in Italy.
It’s a bit perplexing. Dolce and Gabbana are gay, former lovers but they’re against gay marriage and against same sex parents raising kids.
Procreation “must be an act of love,” Dolce told Panorama, according to a translation by the site The New Civil Rights Movement. “I call children of chemistry, synthetic children. Uteri [for] rent, semen chosen from a catalog.” (With this logic they’re also against straight couples going to fertility clinics too.)
“The family is not a fad,” Gabbana went on to say. “In it there is a supernatural sense of belonging.”
The American Psychological Association and countless other health professional and scientific organizations have concluded that there is no scientific evidence that parenting effectiveness is related to parental sexual orientation. That is to say that gay parents can provide the same supportive and healthy environments as a heterosexual couple.
The golden couple of Italian fashion apparently love straight couples-making babies so much that they dedicated their Winter 2016 collection to mothers. At their fashion show in Milan earlier this month, they sent moms and their “no chemical” babies down the runway with sweaters that read “I love you, mamma” and “Per la mamma più bella del mondo” (for the most beautiful mother in the world).
Italian LGBT groups are inviting international allies to use the hashtag #BoycottDolceGabbana and join their boycott against Dolce & Gabbana.
“We choose, in full economic crisis, to assert our money by helping brands and businesses that repudiate discrimination,” reads the call to action published by LGBT News Italia.