Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Ban on D&G Is No Sacrifce at All for Most of Us, Sir Elton

Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Ban on D&G Is No Sacrifce at All for Most of Us, Sir Elton

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WHILE fathers across the country were busy helping their kids make Mother's Day special, a famous one was having to defend his right to be one at all.

On Sunday as millions of children celebrated their parents, dad-oftwo Sir Elton John was instead sat in front of his keyboard.

However it wasn't his piano he chose to express himself on this time, it was his computer.

Fashion express himself on this time, it was his Stefano and Domenico e singer had taken exception to an interview given by fashion designers Dolce & Gabbana.

Speaking to Italian magazine Panorama, the fashionistas - current partners in business, and former partners in life - had attacked not only same sex marriage but also couples who have children through IVF.

"We oppose gay adoptions. e only family is the traditional one," proclaimed Domenico Dolce.

"You are born to a mother and a father - or at least that's how it should be. I call children of chemistry, synthetic children. Rented uterus, semen chosen from a catalog."

ey couldn't have picked a more inammatory subject.

Considering Sir Elton is a loving father of two such sons, it is understandable why the Rocket Man was ready to explode. Immediately he took to Instagram.

"How dare you refer to my beautiful children as "synthetic"," he wrote.

"And shame on you for wagging your judgemental little ngers at IVF - a miracle that has allowed legions of loving people, both straight and gay, to full their dream of having children.

"Your archaic thinking is out of step with the times, just like your fashions. I shall never wear Dolce & Gabbana ever again. #Boycott DolceGabbana."

times, just like your fashions. I shall never wear Dolce & Gabbana ever again. #Boycott Designers Gabbana (left) Dolce " His outburst garnered immediate support, especially in the US, including from many celebrities. …

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