Elton John calls for Dolce and Gabbana Boycott

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?


3 thoughts on “Elton John calls for Dolce and Gabbana Boycott

  1. I believe that both sides have a fair point yet are abrupt in their own ways. Elton John’s approach to the comment made is very harsh yet shows passion for what he believes in. He also stands up for his children yet to “…boycott…” D&G is rather violent. Furthermore, D&G’s opinion is more in favour of religion as they state having children must be done as “…an act of love.” and that two parents are required. This can be offensive to single parents thus creating tension and hate.

  2. I understand that Dolce and Gabbana have their views but to call children “synthetic” can be hurtful for the families and the children if they ever come across these opinions. IVF has helped so many families have children and so I think it showed support to families all over the world with babies born from IVF to have Elton John standing up for them. However, Dolce and Gabbana’s views are similar to those of religious views and at the same time their opinion should be respected and many people across the world have these same views about science interfering with natural processes.

  3. I think that as long as the child is healthy and has parents who love them it shouldn’t matter if they are born through IVF or naturally.

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