Legendary gay fashion designers Dolce and Gabbana have angered LGBT groups by saying they do not support same-sex families.
Stefano Gabbana and Domenico Dolce, founders of luxury fashion brand Dolce and Gabbana, attacked modern families by saying ‘the only family is the traditional one.’
The duo, who were a couple for 23 years before splitting in 2005, made the comments in an interview with an Italian magazine Panorama on 11 March. The interview was translated by LGBT News Italia which has now started a #BoycottDolceGabbana campaign on social media.
‘The only family is the traditional one,’ they said. ‘No chemical offsprings and rented uterus: life has a natural flow, there are things that should not be changed.’
‘You’re born and there is a father and a mother. Or at least it should be. So I am not convinced that I call children of chemistry, synthetic children.
‘Procreation must be an act of love. Today even psychiatrists are ready to face the effects of these experiments.’
While Gabbana says he would like a family, Dolce says he does not.
‘I am gay, I cannot have a child. I guess you cannot have everything in life,’ he said.
‘Life has a natural course, some things cannot be changed. One is the family.’
The comments come after their fall/winter 2015 runway show at Milan Fashion Week, in which the models seemed to celebrate motherhood.
Models stormed down the runway holding babies in the finale.
However, it seems the pair does not share the same view about LGBT people having children.
Some users on social media have described their words as ‘dropping a bomb on the LGBT equality movement.’