In a recent interview, singer Ricky Martin wished Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana “enlightenment” in response to their opposition to surrogacy.

The business partners and former lovers behind the fashion brand Dolce & Gabbana created controversy earlier this year when they criticized gay adoptions and called children born through IVF “synthetic” in an interview with Italy's Panorama.

Martin, who is gay and raising two boys, responded during an interview with UK paper The Sun.

“I wish them lots of enlightenment,” the 43-year-old pop star said. “Their voices are too powerful to be spreading so much hate. I hope they analyze a bit to work out what life really is about and what the future has for us … Surrogacy is a beautiful process.”

On dating, Martin said: “I am single now after seven years. I meet people. I'm fine. I meet very handsome men.”

He added that his first priority was his sons.