AceShowbiz - Even though some celebrities such as %cElton John%, %cRyan Murphy% and %cAndy Cohen% said they would no longer wear Dolce & Gabbana clothes, %cZoe Saldana% is not joining the boycott. "That would be the stupidest thing if it affected my fashion choice," she told E! News at the 2015 GLAAD Media Awards. She added, "Obviously it caused some sensitivity, but then again if you continue to follow the news, you see they all kinda hugged it out, so why are we making a big deal about it?"
%cDomenico Dolce% and %cStefano Gabbana%, the designers behind Dolce & Gabbana, made controversial statements during an interview with Italy's Panorama magazine. The Italian designers said that children born through in vitro fertilization are "synthetic."
Dolce said in the interview, "You are born to a mother and a father or at least that's how it should be." He added, "I call children of chemistry, synthetic children. Rented uterus, semen chosen from a catalog." Gabbana then said, "The family is not a fad. In it there is a supernatural sense of belonging."
After their statements surfaced online, some Hollywood figures including John, Murphy, Cohen, %cRicky Martin%, %cMadonna%, %cSharon Stone% and others decided to boycott the company. John, who has two sons with husband %cDavid Furnish%, posted an Instagram photo of the designers and wrote in the caption, "How dare you refer to my beautiful children as 'synthetic.' And shame on you for wagging your judgmental little fingers at IVF a miracle that has allowed legions of loving people, both straight and gay, to fulfill their dream of having children."
TV host %cEllen DeGeneres% has also joined John's boycott of Dolce & Gabbana and said their remarks about same-sex parenting and what was dubbed "synthetic children" were ignorant. "It's not even worth commenting on because they're, you know, ignorant," DeGeneres said to E! News. Her wife %cPortia de Rossi% also commented, "The only thing you can say is that, you know, we're all entitled to free speech. However, I just don't understand who they are. I don't understand why they would want to say that."