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Celebrities Join Elton John in Dolce & Gabbana Boycott

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

#BoycottDolceGabbana begins trending on Twitter

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from Ricky Martin to Courtney Love are echoing John’s sentiment, referring to the luxury designers’ views as outdated and promising to dispose of the brand-name products:

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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