Elton John has asked people to boycott the Dolce and Gabbana fashion brand for comments the duo have made about IVF treatment creating ‘synthetic’ children. Elton John is a father of two children.
On BBC’s Newbeat Elton John is reported to let rip:
“How dare you refer to my beautiful children as ‘synthetic’,” Sir Elton wrote on Instagram.
“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.”
Other news websites report the story such as the Daily Mail which say that Dolce explains that creating children ‘must be an act of love’, adding: ‘You are born to a mother and a father – or at least that’s how it should be. I call children of chemistry, synthetic children. Uteri [for] rent, semen chosen from a catalog.’ Dolce and Gabbana are pictured below:
What do you think? Do children have to have a mother and father? Do children have to be made through sexual intercourse or can medical advancements like IVF allow people to have children?