“I’ve realised my words were inappropriate, and I apologise,” Domenico Dolce finally apologises for the words that saw Dolce & Gabbana at the centre of a Twitter storm and boycott, led by Sir Elton John.
Speaking in Vogue, Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana said sorry for a statement that saw thousands of people take to Twitter demanding an apology and threats of a boycott against the billionaire designers.
Peter Tatchell led a boycott protest outside the London flagship store.
In March, in an interview with Panaroma magazine Dolce said,
“We oppose gay adoptions. I call children of chemistry synthetic children. The only family is the traditional one… No chemical offsprings and rented uterus; Life has a natural flow, there are things that should not be changed.”
The comment resulted in Elton John leading a boycott against the fashion brand and a Twitter storm and trending topic that lasted days.
In September’s issue of Vogue, Dolce had a U-turn saying,
‘I’ve done some soul-searching, I’ve talked to Stefano a lot about this. I’ve realised that my words were inappropriate, and I apologise.”
Speaking specifically about IVF treatment he added,
“I think everybody chooses for themselves. I don’t know everything about IVF, but I love it when people are happy. It’s like medicine. Science has been put on the table to help people.”