Elton John, Sharon Stone, Courtney Love call for Dolce & Gabbana boycott over ’synthetic’ children comment

Elton John (right) has lashed out at Dolce and Gabbana (left) for being "wagging their judgemental little fingers" after they branded children born through IVF "synthetic."


Elton John has lashed out at Dolce and Gabbana after they branded children born through IVF "synthetic."

The 67-year-old singer—who has Zachary, three, and 23-month-old Elijah with his husband David Furness—took to his Instagram account to slam the designer duo for "opposing" same-sex families and fertility treatment.

He wrote: "How dare you refer to my beautiful children as 'synthetic.' And shame on you for wagging your judgemental little fingers at IVF—a miracle that has allowed legions of loving people, both straight and gay, to fulfil their dream of having children.

"Your archaic thinking is out of step with the times, just like your fashions. I shall never wear Dolce and Gabbana ever again. #BoycottDolceGabbana."

And Elton wasn't the only celebrity saddened by Dolce and Gabanna's comments as Ricky Martin—who become a father via gestational surrogacy in August 2008 to Matteo and Valentino—also took to his Twitter account to ask them to "wake up" and stop spreading so much hate in this day and age.

Attaching a link to the interview, the 43-year-old singer wrote: "ur voices R 2powerfull 2B spreading so much h8 http://bit.ly/1CiY63B Wake up,Its 2015 Luv urselves guys."

The Italian designers—who are both gay and were in a relationship with one another for 25 years until 2005—have previously said they don't agree with same-sex marriage but took it one step further this week when speaking to Italian magazine Panorama.

They are quoted as saying: "We oppose gay adoptions. 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."

Actress Sharon Stone also slammed Dolce & Gabbana.

The Basic Instinct star—who has three adopted sons, Roan, 14, Laird, nine, and eight-year-old Quinn—said: "We must meet this type of cruelty towards children who are in need and want homes and families with love and open homes.

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She added to E! News, "We must meet these type of behaviors with thoughts turned inward towards ourselves. 'How can I give more to a child in need, how can I do more for the children of this world who need more and deserve more?'

"To spend time raging against a closed mind is to waste oneself, a self that can be better spent loving where that love is has been removed from.

"To dismiss modern medicine as it helps loving people become loving parents is to dismiss all of the miracles of modern medicine."

Courtney Love, meanwhile, wants to "burn" her Dolce and Gabbana clothing.

She tweeted: "Just round up all my Dolce & Gabbana pieces.

"I want to burn them. I'm just beyond words and emotions. Boycott senseless bigotry! #boycottD&G"

And lesbian tennis legend Martina Navratilova has thrown her D&G garments "in the bin."

She tweeted: "My D&G shirts are going in the bin—don't want ANYONE to wear them"

While she didn't condemn the designers, Victoria Beckham—who has sons Brooklyn, 16, Romeo, 12, Cruz, 10, and Harper, three, with husband David Beckham—has also sent her support to Elton, his husband David and their sons.

She tweeted: "Sending love to Elton David Zachary Elijah & all the beautiful IVF babies x vb."

DOLCE & GABBANA. On the other hand, Dolce and Gabbana insist they didn't intend to "judge other people's choices" in their remarks about IVF.

Stefano Gabbana has now said: "We talked about our way of seeing reality, but it was never our intention to judge other people's choices. We do believe in freedom and love."

And his design partner, Domenico Dolce, said while his own family was "traditional", that did not "imply that I don't understand different ones."

He added: "I was talking about my personal view, without judging other people's choices and decisions."

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Courtney Love wants to "burn" her Dolce and Gabbana clothing.

The Hole rocker has backed Sir Elton John after he called for a boycott of the designers' clothing label after they said they were against gay adoption and branded children conceived through fertility treatment "synthetic".

She tweeted: "Just round up all my Dolce & Gabbana pieces.

"I want to burn them. I'm just beyond words and emotions. Boycott senseless bigotry! #boycottD&G (sic)"

And lesbian tennis legend Martina Navratilova has thrown her D&G garments "in the bin".

She tweeted: "My D&G shirts are going in the bin - don't want ANYONE to wear them (sic)"

While she didn't condemn the designers, Victoria Beckham - who has sons Brooklyn, 16, Romeo, 12, Cruz, 10, and Harper, three, with husband David Beckham - has also sent her support to Elton, his husband David Furnish and their sons Zachary, five, and Elijah, two.

She tweeted: "Sending love to Elton David Zachary Elijah & all the beautiful IVF babies x vb."


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