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Dolce and Gabbana magazine director resigns over gay parenting comments

Dolce and Gabbana magazine director resigns over gay parenting comments

The editorial director of Dolce and Gabbana’s magazine has resigned over controversial comments the designers made about gay parenting.

Earlier this week, the fashion duo said they opposed gay adoption, ‘synthetic children’ and non-traditional families. Their remarks angered celebrities such as Elton John, who is leading a boycott of the brand.

And now Giuliano Federico has left Swide.com after seven years at the magazine.

In a statement on Facebook, Federico said the duo should ‘stay in their own routes simply designing clothes.’

And their comments ‘are in total conflict with my personal beliefs and with my commitments towards civil rights in my country.’

‘For this reason I’ve resigned from my role as editorial director at Swide.com. It is time that each of us makes little actions to claim their own beliefs,’ he wrote.

‘I’m proud of being Italian, proud of our past and traditions, but I believe that Italy can look at a more modern and equal future for our citizens and children. All children.’

Read the statement in full below:

Dear Facebook friends,

I’m writing here to inform you all that today I’ve presented my resignation as editorial director at Swide.com, Dolce & Gabbana’s magazine. It has been a difficult but clear decision. Over the last years, together with the editorial team and many independent contributors from all over the world, we’ve been telling tales from the past and the present about Italians and Italy, following the extraordinary way of Stefano and Domenico in making the Italian culture and traditions a pop statement.

I believe that fashion designers should stay in their own routes simply designing clothes, even if Stefano and Domenico always successfully aimed in putting their own personal values into their collections.

Although recent personal opinions expressed by the two designers in the interview for Panorama magazine regarding the idea of family and the way human beings can create their own families, values that are central in the public Italian political debate, are in total conflict with my personal beliefs and with my commitments towards civil rights in my country.

For this reason I’ve resigned from my role as editorial director at Swide.com. It is time that each of us makes little actions to claim their own beliefs.

I’m proud of being Italian, proud of our past and traditions, but I believe that Italy can look at a more modern and equal future for our citizens and children. All children.