Monday, 16 March 2015

Sorry Seems To Be The Hardest Word for D&G

Want to know the best way to destroy your own brand? Be arseholes.

And it really doesn't matter what sort of brand you want to destroy, being an arsehole and alienating one of the worlds most influential people as well as millions and millions of people around the world is probably the quickest way to do it. 

TK Maxx are probably creating the D & G signs for their stores as we speak because pretty soon that is probably where their stock is going to end up being sold, and you know what? 

 It is what they deserve. 

What have Dolce & Gabbana done to deserve such hate? Speaking to the Italian magazine Panorama alongside Stefano Gabbana, Domenico Gabbana said children should be born to a mother and a father. “I’m not convinced by those I call the children of chemicals, synthetic children,” he added. “Wombs for rent, sperm chosen from a catalogue ... psychiatrists are not ready to confront the effects of this experimentation,” and 'the only family is a traditional one."


Er, hold up mister. but IVF has helped millions of families create miracles. Much wanted, much loved children, and I do not CARE about the sexuality, gender, or number of parents a baby has. A child born to love is a very, very lucky child indeed.

Sir Elton John is quite rightly, FUMING.

My views on IVF are that it is AMAZING. To reduce a much wanted child to the term "synthetic baby" is repulsive, archaic and downright disgusting. D&G should be absolutely ashamed of themselves.

I know many, many families that are created with the help of IVF, and I'm sure you do too.

D&G in the past, have repeatedly said that, in their opinion a family should have a mother and a father. In 2015, things are not quite so simple and this is a GOOD THING. A "family" is made up of people who love each other, and I am sad that D&G do not understand that. They have released a further statement saying that it is their own personal opinion.

Sorry really does seem to be the hardest word, doesn't it?

But I want to hear YOUR thoughts. Have you been helped by IVF in the past? What are your thoughts on D&G's opinions? Do you agree with Elton John and his call to boycott D&G or do you also believe that a family should be a traditional one?

I would love to hear your thoughts.

Big Fashionista x x x x



  1. Such an effing disgusting thing to say. Fair enough if you don't agree with same sex marriages, IVF babies or whatever but to put it in such a way as he did is beyond insulting. I can't see the problem personally with IVF babies regardless of whether they're born to a same sex couple or not, like you say, such medical marvels have given hope to so many couples who wouldn't have otherwise been able to give their love to a little person.

    Hell, I might have to have IVF if things are going the way the have been for the past 3 bloody years so Mr D&G can piss right off!!

  2. I can't say I'd be buying much D&G anyway but I certainly won't be now. Pretentious, narrow minded idiots xx

  3. Personally, while I don't agree with what stefano had said, and find his viewpoint archaic and sad, I defend his right to hold that viewpoint and talk about if he wishes. I dont believe he should be sorry If he truly believes what he says.

    We all hold many different opinions on many different things... and we will never all agree. And why should we? Stefano can have his own personal view on this, as far as I can see he's not actively descriminiating or inciting hate.

    The world we live in values free speech, as was shown with Charlie Hebdo. So many people would have been disgusted by that cartoon, but so many stood up for the right for it to be printed in the first place. And so stefano has a right, when asked, to express his opinion and not apologise for it.

    We can be offended by his opinion, we can speak out, we can vote with our feet in the same way many do about animal testing etc. And so I believe Elton is right to boycott, and the world can show this man how bigoted we believe his opinions to be.

  4. What an absolutely disgusting thing to say. I sincerely hope that those people who buy D&G vote with their wallets and take their money elsewhere.
    A family is, as you say, a group of people who love each other, that is what matters. IVF is something we are incredibly lucky to have available to us and I hope it continues to help people to bring greatly loved children into the world


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