We’ve had loads of angry readers writing in this morning to express their views on the Dolce & Gabbana IVF debate. For those of you that haven’t yet heard, in a magazine article Demenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana spoke out against same-sex families; they’re gay themselves, but ‘oppose gay adoptions’. They say the only family is the traditional one, with ‘no chemical off springs and rented uterus: life has a natural flow, there are things that should not be changed.’
It begs the question, what actually is the definition of a ‘traditional’ family in this day and age? Is a single father whose wife has left him failing because he’s bringing up his children in a one-parent family?
Although some people may share the views of Dolce & Gabbana, others are absolutely horrified, and it’s created a huge backlash after Elton John stated ‘How dare you refer to my beautiful children as ‘synthetic.’ Shame on you for wagging your judgemental little finger at IVF, a miracle that has allowed legions of loving people both straight and gay to fulfil their dream of having children. Your archaic thinking is out of step with the times, just like your fashions.’ While celebrities such as Courtney Love have tweeted: ‘Just rounded up all my Dolce & Gabbana pieces. I want to burn them.’
Motherhood was the theme for the beautiful Dolce & Gabbana’s Milan women’s fashion show last year, and with a successful children’s wear range, the question is, Dolce & Gabbana, would you feature a same-sex IVF child in one of your children’s wear campaigns?