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Making the gossip and pop news circuit is the recent vilification of Italian luxury brand makers, Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana by the celebrity elite. While the Bible-belt has already spurned D&G for being gay, a new boycott is underway from the likes of Elton John, Ricky Martin, among others for what is being branded as heretical views on in vetro fertilization. D&G made some remarks on the fertilization process that didn't sit too well with celebrities in an interview they did for Panorama magazine.
According to PopSugar's article, D&G were quoted as saying, "I am gay, I cannot have a child. I guess you cannot have everything [you want] in life..." And that's when the gloves came off. Pitchforks and lighted torches have been picked up by Hollywood mainstream advocating a boycott on the brand. Apparently, it's not enough to be gay, to be out, to want a family. No, to add insult to injury, D&G are not allowed to be honest about their struggles and thoughts. Isn't that what the magazine is out to get? Authenticity.
What happened to freedom of thought? Freedom to express that thought? Those are the tenets of Hollywood and the ACLU. I guess, that's only allowed for one mindset, which, not only contradicts, but positions itself for not debate, but propaganda. This article just points out the double standard in Hollywood. It's rather infuriating. I may not agree with anybody's opinion. In as much as I may agree or disagree, it's my right, and their right to freely choose a side and freely express that decision.
Here's what I learned from this brew-haha: Unless your life story, journey, and Oprah moment is in line with mainstream, militant, politically-correct Hollywood elite, keep your damn mouth shut! You can read the entire article here on PopSugar.com.
What is your opinion on the matter?
@marshalledgar Likewise. Now, if D&G were the ones making the rules on this kind of thing, I'd have a bigger problem with it. But people have a right to their opinion, whether I agree or not, as long as they don't try to force other people to only think their way.
I agree with @amog32. D&G can think what they want to think, but if other people want in-vitro fertilization, then let them have it!
I feel bad for D&G. I am not saying people shouldn't boycott, but it's just ridiculous. Does every damn disagreement have to boil down to a boycott?
I just read the article and it says D&G "are quoted as saying that IVF results in "children of chemistry, synthetic children. Uteruses for rent, semen chosen from a catalog."" That paints a bigger story than what I thought. Honestly, they can say whatever they want. And people are allowed to boycott. It's all freedom of expression. I personally do not care whatsoever.
I'm confused; so all that was said was that 'you cannot have everything you want in life?' There weren't even direct comments made about fertilization, if that's the case, and that seems a bit ridiculous.
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