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Elton John Slams Dolce & Gabbana For 'Synthetic Children' Comments, Other Celebs Also React

Elton John Slams Dolce & Gabbana For 'Synthetic Children' Comments, Other Celebs Also React

Elton John took to Instagram last night (March 14) to slam Dolce&Gabbana for comments about “synthetic children.”

“You are born to a mother and a father. Or at least that’s how it should be,” the designer duo told Panorama in the interview published last week. “I call children of chemistry, synthetic children. Rented wombs, semen chosen from a catalog.”

“I’m gay, I cannot have a child,” Dolce told the publication. “Life has its natural course, there are things that must not be changed. And one of these is the family.”

“We oppose gay adoptions. The only family is the traditional one,” Gabbana added.

“How dare you refer to my beautiful children as ‘synthetic,’” Elton wrote on his Instagram account of his children with husband David Furnish. “And shame on you for wagging your judgemental little fingers at IVF – a miracle that has allowed legions of loving people, both straight and gay, to fulfil their dream of having children. Your archaic thinking is out of step with the times, just like your fashions. I shall never wear Dolce and Gabbana ever again. #BoycottDolceGabbana”

Other celebrities have taken to Twitter to support Elton John‘s sentiments. Click inside to read the tweets…

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  • smmy33

    It’s as if no one can have a different opinion .

    Gay Nazi come and get you .
    They’re so defensive and quick to close down any dissent because they have doubts themselves.

  • Dory Phore

    That’s some effed up self-hatred right there. Referring to children as synthetic? Babies born of IVF are flesh and blood with feelings.

    PS. Didn’t Elton John play at Rush Limbaugh’s wedding? Rush is a bigot, too.

  • Batman0829

    Gay Nazi? So heterosexual parents getting offended because their children are being called synthetic are just defensive too?

  • Adamah Matau

    These opinions are harmful and more fuel for the anti gay nazi!! They have a platform in which they are abusing. I have a lot of opinions but many of theme especially with a platform such as theirs I will never express beyond a friend or two. It would benefit no one.

  • Jay

    It’s a dated and messed up opinion. But an opinion non the less, you can’t force them to change it. So this boycott thing, I don’t see what purpose it serves.
    The self-hate aspect of this makes me uncomfortable. Someone must have really done a number them to make them believe what they are saying. It makes me sad, I understand what they said is dangerous but I think they need compassion. This seems rooted in self hate. There is no strict definition of what a family is, not in real life. All you need is love and stability.

  • smmy33

    How is that fuelling anti-gay , when they are gay , no what you don’t like is anyone not fueling the gay agenda.

    Elton also thinks that religion should be banned.
    At the end of the day we all make decisions for our lives. If I don’t agree with someone I don’t heckle them. We can agree to disagree and move on. I don’t have a need to boycott

  • smmy33

    So was is only gays demanding a boycott and ridiculous celebrities (Countney Love ) who are horrible awful parents but that doesn’t stop the from telling everyone how or what to think.

  • Cruizin1960

    Personally, I don’t agree with them, however Elton made it personal. Dolce and Gabbana have a right to their opinions, which sound as if they are religiously based. Were they calling any particular child synthetic? No. They were merely commenting on their belief that life should be created naturally, with no outside help…no laboratories…no sperm banks, etc. Folks need to get a grip and stop it with the attacks when anyone does not agree with your vision of the world.

  • carrie

    The children born with the help of IVF are children like other
    To be good parents have nothing to do with the sexual orientation.

  • person

    Everyone has a right to their opinion though. Dolce and Gabana should be free to be able to express their feelings on this even if Elton and others don’t agree. There is not only one right opinion on things! It used to be in the USA that people can speak freely about how they feel. Now, everyone gets in trouble for having an opinion. D+g’s opinion is as valid as someone who disagrees with them. It is just one way of seeing things. Neither is right or wrong. There is not only one right way to think.

  • person

    I wrote the same basic thing as you before I read your comment. People are allowed to have opinions and express them even if others don’t agree.

  • carrie

    My guess is that Elton knows personally Dolce&Gabbana so obviously he ‘s upset and angry

  • smmy33

    If you read the comments in entirely what they don’t agree with is having children without mother and father , adoption or ” renting a womb” which isn’t the same with man and women who can’t have children.

    Everyone is entitled to an opinion…. Just because you’re obscenely rich and can afford to have children, by whatever method, it doesn’t mean others have to believe what you do is morally or ethically correct.

  • https://twitter.com/thedreadofpenny Penny Dreadful

    D&G’s views are right in line with nature and biology. I salute them for their brave comments.

  • John Sudnik

    you fool…you do

    realize

    the D&G are gay???..and who are you to say whos a good parent Courtneys kid has grown up quite nicely.

  • Von

    Elton John should shut the hell up with a stupid boycott

    The guy is 67 years old, what’s he do having children at his age, they wouldn’t even finish high school by the time he drops dead .

    Imagine having no mother and a senior citizen as father, he wouldn’t even legally be allowed adopt a child because of age, obviously like many he doesn’t care about what’s best for a child , it’s all me , me me mentality.

    Just because he has the money to rent a women’s womb & buy her eggs, have designer kids , doesn’t mean his choices are ethical or morally right and people have a right to express a opinion without being harmed finincally or otherwise, then it isn’t really freedom of speech.

  • carrie

    In first ,excuse my bad English…I’m french

    You forget every country has different laws.
    In Great Britain,every married couple unable to have kids naturally can ask to benefit IVF or surrogate ( under conditions) for FREE.
    If all European countries authorized IVF / surrogate ( under some conditions) the European straight/ gay couple/ single person would NOT PAY to do it in foreign countries.

    I think Elton John is angry against D&G guy because he knows them personally and here John felt he was attacked

  • Adamah Matau

    It’s fuel for the anti gay. It’s like someone black joining the KKK and yes it’s been done! Being gay has ZERO to do with the fact you can still be prejudice against your own kind so to speak. FYI I don’t like anyone expressing things that go against the positive choices of any human that has no effect on you as a person and given their platform that opinion is both ill formed but also not very informed and perhaps that’s because they never come down from the clouds and piles of money they sit upon to see how the real world functions.

    Honestly religion should be banned. It’s done more harm than good and having faith in something doesn’t mean it is or has to be a religion. I believe in many things but I don’t consider them a religion nor do those beliefs impede on how I treat people.

    You @smmy33 don’t have a platform where a large group of people who have the ability to affect change can use your words against a certain group of people. D&G however do. It is not that they have an opinion but that they chose to use their platform to express that opinion which can do harm. It can be one brick against people making personal choices to better their lives. They called gay and people who have a hard time having children synthetic! They just also insulted SJP’s twins!!! Synthetic is a not real version of the real thing. Regardless how parents brought their children into the world they are REAL!! Synthetic leather is not real leather! Fake meat is not REAL meat! These kids are androids, or robots and frankly even if they were it’s the parents choice and not one for me to stand on a soap box against!

    They should be boycotted and perhaps they’ll rethink sharing controversial opinions that have the ability to cause oppression against the already oppressed. Those sort of opinions don’t do anyone any good at least not good for good people.

    I guess you think the expression and opinion of those Oklahoma frat kids is ok as well and that they should face no consequence. Sorry but you’re way off the mark

  • Adamah Matau

    Really? Then I hope you don’t wear jeans, wash your hair with shampoo and conditioner, eat meat or even vegetables for that matter unless you only eat what you grow and raise. I also hope you don’t drive a car but instead get around by walking or riding a horse! Their comments are oppressive, and dangerous! This is the future and with the future comes all sorts of options that make life easier and more convenient and offers the possibility for more miracles. This isn’t a SiFy film. This isn’t “Splice”!

    Please, let’s not talk about nature and biology! Nature has been manipulating life and biology since the beginning of time. D&G comments were dangerous and rooted in the past! Given their orientation they should know better but then again you could say the same thing about Blacks, Jews, etc!

  • Adamah Matau

    Keep your opinions to yourself! Have your opinion, FINE! But don’t express an opinion that has the ability to do harm. I have opinions but I don’t go about shouting it everywhere. I have an opinion about people posting comments but not having the balls to show their faces and until now I’ve never made mention of that but I am doing so to make a point. Not all opinions need to be expressed. Tell your friends over your lavish dinner parties but don’t go spewing your hate in a public magazine that only gives the anti gay and anti IVF, etc fuel to keep fighting against people living “Their” lives as they see fit.

  • http://eternalozzie.com/ eternalozzie

    your ignorance is staggering … except for the freedom of speech part … i sort of agree with a little of what you said there.

  • Adamah Matau

    Courtney Love may have not been a great parent but it’s a great example that having a child through sexual intercourse with a husband doesn’t some how mean you’ll produce a healthy child or have a healthy environment in which to raise a great child. Luckily it seems her daughter has it together. They were suggesting that somehow two fathers or two mothers can’t raise a healthy well adjusted child. I personally believe a child needs both sets of emotions (female, male) available as they grow but I don’t think gay parents are incapable of providing that anymore than I think a single mother or father is incapable. I think if your heart is in the right place and you’re willing raising a healthy child is not impossible or difficult to achieve. It’s been done for centuries

    Again, their comment was daft and dangerous! As the saying goes, Opinions are like assholes. Everybody has one and some of them stink and who the **** wants to smell a stink arse?!
    Their comment stinks and the only people who would enjoy their opinion are the very people who would sooner rather see them shot than take another breath of fresh air because they are gay men

  • http://eternalozzie.com/ eternalozzie

    it is just a couple ignorant people saying ignorant things … however a child comes into existence they are still biologically, chemically, physically, and emotionally a person and should be treated as such

  • Murray

    Please stfu with your comparing this to race, so sick of gays and other LGBT’s comparing their issues to that of blacks, jews and every other minority. Stop hijacking other movements like the civil rights movement, it’s sickening!
    Do you know how many poor indian women are victims to this “trend”?Being forced to “rent” out their wombs to rich white and gay women and men who travel to india for cheap wombs and then snatching the baby out of the poor womens hands not realizing the psychological damage they are doing to both the woman AND the baby! Who has spent 9 months feeding and bonding with the woman and not getting paid f-ck all! Risking their lives and being treated like sh-t! This is a human rights issue and needs to be stopped.

  • Adamah Matau

    You SHUT THE FUCK UP!!! There, I spelt it out for you MURRAY! I am not comparing anything to anything I am using an example just as you used the example of rented wombs (sarcastic face) in India which by the way that is not what D&G were referring to!!! They were not referring to a human rights issue!!! They were not referring to wome being used and not compensated for it. They were referring to their own f****** beliefs!!!

    The issue you’ve brought up is a whole other problem which yes is a problem and the world has a lot of them but that’s not the discussion at hand. Stay with the subject….pfft!!

  • Cruizin1960

    Elton still made it personal in his attack. I don’t remember his name coming up in their discussion. I guess with Elton, being respectful of others and their opinions, etc. only works when HE is the one demanding respect.

  • VanityInsecurity

    Hate speech is merely saying hateful things. It is not the same as
    discrimination, harassment, threats or violence – all of which are
    qualitatively worse and are rightly criminalized. D&G states an opinion & not a hateful argument but a hurtful one to those it affects.. there is a difference.

    The problem is if we are to be tolerant of any view or lifestyle, then one must be tolerant of one having different views as yourself.

  • https://twitter.com/thedreadofpenny Penny Dreadful

    *yawn*

    Emotion-driven nonsense.

  • Adamah Matau

    Emotionally driven or not it’s fact. Don’t call out one thing but then accept another.

  • Von

    Your comment is so irrelevant.

    As if gays like Elton John, Ricky Martin are having immaculate conception, the whole point is how/ why these children get conceived in the first place.

    They pay a women, who’s not well off to have a child , then make her sign a contract that she wouldn’t be apart of her child’s life .

    And in Etlon John’s case he and his partner are so old , they probably didn’t even use their own sperm because the baby having complications doubles men sperm of their age.

  • Von

    No it’s not fact , it’s your opinion and it’s based on emotion not fact.

  • FaceOfThe_E

    Elton should shut his old mouth up. Dolce and the Gabbana spoke the truth. His children are synthetic, test tube babies, who are brain-washed into spreading his corruption across the nation. It is sickening. I don’t care if a person is gay or not, his/her preference is their business and their decision. I can tolerate and respect that, but we have our differences and I also don’t believe it’s right to push the gay agenda on innocent kids. Gay is a choice and a lifestyle, not genetic or automatic as they want us to believe. That theory is almost as dumb as saying guy choosing to date a girl is genetic. BS. These gays or mothers in Hollywood, who prefer to stay skinny, pop out these test tube babies and go about as if they are doing things naturally. It’s corruption! ALL OF IT!

    Thank you Dolce and Gabbana for putting them on blast and respecting nature instead of getting some fraud to play God by implanting embryos, eggs or sperm inside of money grubbing women.

    PEACE!

  • FaceOfThe_E

    They shouldn’t be offended either. Their babies are synthetic, so they need to accept it. If a woman isn’t meant to have children, she should adopt or accept her fate. If you chose to be gay, you should accept the curse or fate that comes with it. Not complain about your babies not being lab generated and try to compare their troubles to black troubles. Being black is genetic, being gay is a choice.

  • FaceOfThe_E

    Here’s another one of those, who believe that people with morals and dignity are ignorant. No wonder the world is so messed up.

  • FaceOfThe_E

    I agree with you, but the thing about Elton’s age is a little much. I don’t believe in the rich abusing science to defy God and sure don’t believe in same-sex love/their supporters trying to take down people who don’t believe in their ways. In fact, I’m sick of them insulting my people by comparing the struggle. Being discriminated against because of one’s skin color or genitals and being discriminated against because you CHOSE to love someone of the same-sex is incomparable. They knew what was gonna happen when they chose to be together. It won’t be soon before this country start accepting pedophilia and man dating animals.

  • FaceOfThe_E

    And you should do the same.

  • FaceOfThe_E

    I disagree. Children born under these circumstances are already un-natural. You start planting un-natural ideas in their heads, then they will grow up doing the same-sex crap and then they will have fake babies and then the whole world will be populated with fake babies. This is a problem.

  • Adamah Matau

    I don’t recall their being a river of shampoo. I don’t recall coming out of my mothers snatch wearing a pair of jeans nor do I recall ever seeing such a thing so……DRUM ROLL…….FACT!! As far as nature manipulating things that’s also science….FACT!!! It’s all based on science and not my emotions.

  • FaceOfThe_E

    Agreed. Didn’t even finish reading that pro-homo ish.

  • FaceOfThe_E

    Making product for hair and DESIGNING a LIFE based off of, who’s cuter, who’s smarter, who’s skinny, who’s athletic or whatever popular characteristic listed in the sperm/egg catalog is completely incomparable. I’m gonna assume you or someone close to you is gay or gotta fake baby at home. Well I am sorry for them, but their practices ain’t right or natural. THAT’S FACT! No matter how much you preach about how equal it is… they will always know that that baby is NOT their baby. That baby will always know that, that daddy is NOT their daddy. They will always wonder about their real parents and those parents will NEVER be as happy as REAL parents. That is FACT!

  • FaceOfThe_E

    I’m with you. It is the media’s and the gays agenda to force people to side with them or punish those that don’t. When did we become a communist country? People don’t choose the color of their skin or their reproduction system that their being discriminated for. Gays choose to be gay and then force it down everybody else’s throats and then cry about rights and mess, get these quacks to start talking about it’s genetic, when truthfully gay is a sexual pleasure. Once it’s no longer stimulating, they go about some other way to please themselves sexually. It’s sad really. I tolerate and accept gayness, but do I believe in it… Absolutely not. And it’s their aggressive nature about acceptance that turns me off. Go away and be gay already.

  • Adamah Matau

    Firstly not everyone that has an unconventional child makes the aforementioned demands. Some people are just happy to have a child. Secondly I’d love to know what authority do you hold to determine right from wrong and what’s natural and what’s not. You should change your name to God since you seem to have the unwritten authority. Secondly shampoo, jeans, microwaves and so on isn’t natural and isn’t much different than having a child your way. Their are people who lose their minds over people changing the texture of their natural hair with chemicals just as these two gits are upset over people having children unconventionally. You don’t see that facts because quite simply you’re a closed minded person who sees only what’s in front of him rather than what’s around him. It’s not that long ago that a woman in a two piece was deemed unnatural though we are born naked.

    Personally, even if I did agree with D&G which I don’t I wouldn’t voice such an ignorant opinion to be dissected and discussed in a public magazine. I say all sorts of wild thoughts in a safe zone amongst friends. I don’t go on social media insulting artist I don’t care for and so on. These two clearly were not thinking and are now trying to backtrack in order to avoid hurting their brand. However you bring a child into the world as long as they grow to be healthy and capable humans how they came to be does not matter.

    I love how you presume to know how a parent feels about their child! Also, if you think by using the term fake baby offends me it doesn’t. It just shows how ignorant you are and your ignorance is FACT not your opinion on how someone feels that YOU DONT EVEN KNOW. I mean seriously! Get out!

    I’d love to know about all the unnatural things you do in your life. Live and let live and stop judging people for their own personal choices that have zero to do with you. Discussing what happens in another person’s home is part of the problem with this world. If people are happy along with their children then I am happy for them.

  • Adamah Matau

    Oh, I don’t recall my opinions offending a large group of people who are just living their lives to the best of their abilities making choices that suit them. You may as well be Hitler with the way you think.

    I just love how people who hate on people themselves have faced hate in their own lives just for being themselves. The cycle never ends because humanity keeps reflecting the same energies that were put upon them. Those who criticise tend to be the most f***** up people themselves so I’ll assume you’re probably a Paedophile, or a rapist or drug addict or something else unnatural

  • Horacio Larios

    Dont argue with them…people will never see that if we dont help each other we will always be opressed…fck gay rights fine, after that will be fck latin people, after that fck black people…people wont see it because it doesnt affect them yet honestly its not ok to tell a human being synthetic, its the same thing to call a down syndrome person a mistake from nature or to any other person with disability…what will people say if someone called their sons and daughters defectuos or any word that would juat bashed them like “ugly” or “fat” they would fight back and defend them…but since their childs r not “syntethic” they dont care, because they dont have emphaty. Its ok to have and opinion on ur own but discrimination is discrimination, fine if gay is being a choice so being fat, so then its ok if i say to fat person that i feel disgusted for lookin at him and that i hope he would simple die? Obviously its not and i would never say it

  • Adamah Matau

    You are sooo right. Just the ignorance in this world and online drives me mad! I try to just open at least one mind from a limited way of thinking.

    Also, people seem to think because they are online they are safe but I am enjoying that people are literally losing jobs over their ignorance

    Thanks

  • b324

    So ummm counterpoint….by your defintion that means Elton John has every right to voice his opinion on the subject.

    And how could he not take it personally? When someone makes a comment that directly takes aim at your life, you tend to get a little upset. Now add in that the comment was made by someone that could influence others, it makes wanting to speak up even more, to shed a positive outlook on the situation.

    I have to say, I’m jealous of your life because obviously you’ve never heard someone on a public platform say any disparaging remarks about some aspect of your life that hurts you personally.

  • b324

    I’m sorry but what kind of bubble do you live in where people in the US are no longer allowed to say whatever they want?

    Unless of course you are upset that racists, bigots, homophobes and prejudice ignorami are no longer allowed to spout their vile hated without repercussions.

  • https://twitter.com/thedreadofpenny Penny Dreadful

    I don’t even care that his stance is opposed to mine. Gays are here and they’re not going away. They have no choice but to force their views on everyone else and try to control the narrative on homosexuality and the gay lifestyle. What’s annoying is the approach of most gays and their straight supporters is all emotional bullshit, while mocking those whose approach is based on science and biology. I have no patience for it.

  • https://twitter.com/thedreadofpenny Penny Dreadful

    See, you haven’t presented one g-damed fact. The comments of D&G are more rational, more in line with science and biology, and more honest than anything I’ve ever read from a gay person.

  • https://twitter.com/thedreadofpenny Penny Dreadful

    Hitler? Hitler would have you and your kind driven into ovens. Don’t fucking talk about Hitler when you have the luxury of living in a free country where you’re free to commit all the sexual abominations you want to with consenting adults.

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