War Wages On: Dolce and Gabbana VS Elton John

Last week Dolce and Gabbana said to an Italian publication that in-vitro fertilization is a sin that creates synthetic children, when speaking about their latest FW 16 collection on the runway at Milan Fashion Week. Elton John got wind of what the two said after the interview was translated into English and rebuttled with an instagram post about his two IVF children and a #BoycottDolceGabbana hashtag. In response to Elton John’s harsh boycott of the entire brand, Stefano Gabbana responded with another instagram post, declaring war with the hashtag #boycotteltonjohn.

Gabbana quickly counterattacked calling John a “fascist” in an Instagram comment that was later deleted, according to CNN affiliate TGCom24. Gabbana has been trying to discredit reports that he told Panorama he objected to same-sex adoption, even though Gabbana took that position in his 2006 interview.

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As of today the hashtag #BoycottDolceGabbana has racked up over 62,000 uses over Twitter, while #boycotteltonjohn has only been used 3,200 times, according to social media search tool Topsy.
Blaine  Fuller
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