Gay Dolce & Gabbana Designers Apologize About Homophobic Comments, Social Users Still Sour
How dare you refer to my beautiful children as "synthetic." And shame on you for wagging your judgemental [sic] little fingers at IVF—a miracle that has allowed legions of loving people, both straight and gay, to fulfil [sic] their dream of having children. Your archaic thinking is out of step with the times, just like your fashions. I shall never wear Dolce and Gabbana ever again. #BoycottDolceGabbana
Between 10 and 11 a.m. on Monday, the same hour when Dolce and Gabbana post their apologies on Instagram, the singer's hashtag (#BoycottDolceGabbana) is used more than 1,000 times on Twitter and he's trending on Facebook.
2. They Apologized In Only One Place. On Monday morning, the brand site, Twitter and Facebook were devoid of statements. Two posts appeared on Instragram. One from Dolce and one from Gabbana.
I'm a Sicilian and I grew up in a traditional family, made up of a mother, a father and children. I am very well aware of the fact that there are other types of families and they are as legitimate as the one I've known. But in my personal experience, family had a different configuration. That is the place where I learnt [sic] the values of love and family. This is the reality in which I grew up, but it does not imply that I don't understand different ones. I was talking about my personal view, without judging other people's choices and decisions.
The one from Gabbana has four-letter words in its responses, so this is also a transcription:
We firmly believe in democracy and the fundamental principle of freedom of expression that upholds it. We talked about our way of seeing reality, but it was never our intention to judge other people’s choices. We do believe in freedom and love.
3. Their Apologies May Seem Insincere and/or Condescending. “ ‘As my family is white and that is the reality I know, I do not comprehend black families.' This is how absurd you sound. Open your mind,” writes Esther Mateos (@3estherm) on Instagram, amid mostly negative comments. A few were applauding Dolce and Gabbana sticking to their “strong values.” (@miraromann)