The A-list cause du jour—the boycott of one Dolce & Gabbana international house of fashion, thanks to one of the designer's statements on gay adoption—is devolving into a hilariously arch Twitter flame war.
The difficulté began when designers Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana—partners in business, as well as former bedmates—gave a recent interview to Italian magazine Panorama, where they broached the topic of adoption and IVF in a, shall we say, indelicate manner. The offending quotes, via NPR:
In it, they said (translations via Britain's The Telegraph):
"We oppose gay adoptions. The only family is the traditional one." "You are born to a mother and a father — or at least that's how it should be," Dolce said. "I call children of chemistry, synthetic children. Rented uterus, semen chosen from a catalog." Gabbana: "The family is not a fad. In it there is a supernatural sense of belonging."
Freedom for me not to buy shit I can't afford and frown disapprovingly through the internet ~~~~ When you are born, you cry, and the world rejoices. Live so that when you die, you rejoice, and the world cries. ~~~~ You cannot hate people for their own good.