Ricky Martin, Ryan Murphy and Martina
Navratilova have joined a boycott against fashion brand Dolce &
Out singer Sir Elton John called for
the boycott over remarks made by Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana.
“The only family is the traditional
one,” the business partners and former lovers told Italian magazine
“No chemical offspring and rented uterus. Life has a natural
flow; there are things that cannot be changed.”
“Procreation must be an act of love.
I call children of chemistry synthetic children.”
“I shall never wear Dolce and Gabbana
ever again,” John, who is raising two children with his husband,
filmmaker David Furnish, said in an Instagram post.
Out singer Ricky Martin, the father of
twin boys, posted on Twitter: “ur voices R 2powerful 2B spreading
so much h8. Wake up, it's 2015. Luv urselves guys.”
“My D&G shirts are going in the
bin – don't want ANYONE to wear them,” recently married tennis
legend Martina Navratilova tweeted.
The comments also infuriated
singer-songwriter Courtney Love, out celebrity Andy Cohen and
television producer Ryan Murphy (Glee, American Horror
Story), who is raising two children with husband David Miller.
“This is not just a gay issue,”
Murphy told The
Hollywood Reporter. “I know 10 women in my life who used
IVF to conceive – and three [are] doing it right now.”
“It's so ignorant of Dolce &
Gabbana to speak out with such ugly evil – what they said is a
not-modern thing to say. There are all kinds of families today. …
It's their prerogative to speak out – and it's my prerogative not
to use any of their clothes on my shows. Or buy them for myself
either,” he added.