D&G call Elton John ignorant

Stefano Gabbana has labelled Sir Elton John as “ignorant”, after the singer started a campaign to boycott the Dolce & Gabbana brand.

Outraged by the fashion duo’s comments about surrogacy, Elton vowed never to wear Dolce & Gabbana again and started a #BoycottDolceGabbana campaign.

Elton, who has two children with husband David Furnish via a surrogate mother, was outraged by the fashion duo’s comments opposing gay adoption.

Gabbana and Domenico Dolce had told Italian publication Panorama that they are against “chemical offsprings and rented uterus”, and that “children of chemistry” are “synthetic children”.

“You are born to a mother and a father. Or at least that’s how it should be,” they added.

John reacted to the “judgemental” remarks on Instagram, declaring: “Your archaic thinking is out of step with the times, just like your fashions. I shall never wear Dolce and Gabbana ever again. #BoycottDolceGabbana.”

While the hashtag #BoycottDolceGabbana has not stopped trending on Twitter since John’s response, Gabbana questioned John’s intelligence in an interview with Italian newspaper Corriere Della Sera.


The fashion duo are now defending their comments


“I wasn’t expecting it. I wasn’t expecting it from someone like Elton John. I used to think – and I stress ‘used to’ – [think he] was intelligent,” said Gabbana.

“What’s going on? You preach understanding. You preach tolerance. And then you put the knife in? All because someone else doesn’t see things your way? Is that supposed to be a democratic way of thinking?”

Gabbana went on to admit that he doesn’t believe the #BoycottDolceGabbana campaign will be too detrimental to his fashion house.

“We might lose one or two Elton John fans, or gain one or two mums. Who knows?”