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Dolce&Gabbana Release Statement After Their Controversial 'Synthetic Children' Comments

Dolce&Gabbana Release Statement After Their Controversial 'Synthetic Children' Comments

Dolce&Gabbana have released a statement amid the huge backlash after they talked about their thoughts on “synthetic children.”

The fashion designers were specifically called out by Elton John and many other celebrities for their comments.

“We believe firmly in democracy and we think freedom of expression is essential for that. We talked about our way of looking at the world, but it was not our intention to express a judgment on other people’s choices. We believe in freedom and love,” they said in a joint statement (via Reuters).

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  • Bellingham Yorkshire

    Back peddling hypocrites. I seriously hope their their business tanks

  • linauies

    They have a right to their opinion. Sheesh why is everyone is uptight for others opinions? You can’t say anything without offending someone.
    And their business ain’t gonna suffer. John Galiono, who used to work for Dior, said racist things that got him fired (which are far worse then what D&G said) but big stars still wear his clothing line. These guys won’t suffer one bit.

  • RunyonBoy

    It’s one thing to express your opinion and a totally different thing to hurt people and spread bigotry by doing so!

  • Adamah Matau

    Have your opinion. Don’t express it publicly or watch how you say it. If you have a controversial opinion it’s best it’s said more clearly. Of course their current money will not suffer but future earnings may be questionable which is why they released a statement after the fact. Also, with Galliano at least he was drunk and he was being recorded which he didn’t exactly consent to. These two gits expressed an opinion openly and Galliano was out for a bit and I am sure he wasn’t happy about it. I watched a sort of interview/docu with him and he came off very apologetic and quite frankly a little sad.

  • Kathleen Stoughton-Trahan

    Yes there is freedom of speech but not freedom from consequences from that speech. This is not the first time they have shown their stripes…

  • Murray

    How did they backpedal?

  • zewrok

    “The oppressor would not be so strong if he did not have accomplices among the oppressed themselves.”

    Simone de Beauvoir

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  • Von

    How is their business going to hurt , because a bunch celebrties in the US and Britian get all pissy anytime someone says something they don’t like, they didn’t back pedal

    Gay marriage isn’t even legal in Italy or many countries in Europe , either is gay adoption , most of the big money designer clothing sales Asia , Middle East, Russia and gay agenda isn’t high on the list, will unless you call not being able to come as gay the gay agenda .

  • VanityInsecurity

    We are so very ready to condemn someone just on their own personal views alone.. The paradox of tolerance.

  • Vy Nguyen

    Do they realize how contradicting they are? I love the look of D&G but tax evasion and now this.

  • Dory Phore

    Calling “babies” synthetic. No, babies are flesh and blood, regardless of how they came into the world.

  • Ash

    Never tolerate intolerance.

  • Ash

    Loose lips sink ships b*tches!

  • VanityInsecurity

    Antagonistic views towards intolerance makes you intolerant. Hence the paradox I stated above.

  • disqus_MBFnZDz8v5

    They have a right to their opinion and others have a right not to shop for their products. Big deal. If their opinion makes you cry then you need to strap on your adult panties and shrug it off. Life’s not fair and people don’t act right.

  • Rita Long

    The stem cell baby died a few years ago. Maybe that is what they were talking about. Get a Grip.

  • aidan morris

    agreed. sounds like their share holders thought it was wise to say something before the backlash gets worse. No more D&G!!

  • aidan morris

    Agreed. The part that negative people don’t get is they are allowed to speak their mind and then we are allowed to say we disagree and we no longer want to spend our own money on something they are selling. You can”t have your cake and eat it too D&G

  • aidan morris

    agreed. sounds like share holders are like ughmmmm you need to say something

  • aidan morris

    They get to speak their mind but we also get to speak ours and say NO we don’t agree and we are not going to spend our money on your product. #thatslife

  • aidan morris

    when you have shareholders even a 1 percent drop is suffering. also they get to speak there mind and we to speak ours. How else would they know about another opinion or point of view if people said something and the other opinion wasn’t allowed to say i disagree.

  • http://royharbin.tripod.com/ Roy Harbin

    Too bad we can’t say that about spending money on insurance coverage we don’t need,want or can’t afford these days.

  • Claudom

    Nobody is denying their freedom of speech. That statement is meaningless. People are free to boycott them, disagree with them, and completely trash them simply based on what they don’t like. Now that’s freedom.

  • Claudom

    Who in the world has said they “don’t” have the right to their opinion? People simply disagree with their opinions and are acting on it. It’s just that simple.

  • TheTruthAsIKnowIt

    unless it’s against you and your kind