Elton John performs on Feb. 28, 2015, in Reading, Pa.
Elton John performs on Feb. 28, 2015, in Reading, Pa. Owen Sweeney—Invision/AP

Celebrities Join Elton John in Dolce & Gabbana Boycott

Mar 16, 2015

Celebrities have joined in the condemnation of fashion designers Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana — honchos of Italian fashion house Dolce & Gabbana — who drew the ire of Elton John Saturday when they declared gay adoption unnatural and deemed children born via IVF "synthetic children."

The 67-year-old "Candle in the Wind" singer immediately took to Instagram to demand: "How dare you refer to my beautiful children as "synthetic?" and warning "I shall never wear Dolce and Gabbana ever again. #BoycottDolceGabbana."

Now, celebrities from Ricky Martin to Courtney Love are echoing John's sentiment, referring to the luxury designers' views as outdated and promising to dispose of the brand-name products:

These designers horrifying views are never in fashion. Their clothes are as ugly as their hate. #BoycottDolceGabbana — Ryan Murphy (@MrRPMurphy) March 15, 2015

I just round up all my Dolce & Gabbana items and want to burn them. I'm just beyond words and… https://t.co/p92ZjNeSj4

— Courtney Love Cobain (@Courtney) March 15, 2015

Amid the backlash, Stefano Gabbana issued a press statement Sunday saying "It was never our intention to judge other people’s choices. We do believe in freedom and love."

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