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from Ricky Martin to Courtney Love are echoing John's sentiment, referring to the luxury designers' views as outdated and promising to dispose of the brand-name products: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