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  • Fashion Design Icons Dolce & Gabbana: 'The Only Family Is The Traditional One'

    The gay men behind Dolce & Gabbana, one of fashion's top labels, say that gay families are not real families.


    Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana, fashion design icons, business partners for decades, and a same-sex couple until they split several years ago, not only don't support same-sex marriage, but they've now come out attacking it.

    In an interview with Panorama magazine and translated by LGBT News Italia, the former couple and billionaire designers came out swinging.

    "The only family is the traditional one. No chemical offsprings and rented uterus: life has a natural flow, there are things that should not be changed."

    The Spanish news site ABC.es offered more comments from their Panorama interview.

    Procreation "must be an act of love," Domenico Dolce says, according to a Google translation. "I call children of chemistry, synthetic children. Uteri [for] rent, semen chosen from a catalog."

    "The family is not a fad," adds Stefano Gabbana. "In it there is a supernatural sense of belonging."

    Their stance against same-sex marriage isn't new – they have been saying it for years – but attacking families headed by same-sex parents is.

    In a 2013 interview with London's The Telegraph, Dolce mentions, “I’m a practising Catholic." The two designers were asked if they had ever considered marrying each other. 

    “What?! Never!” they answer in chorus, “I don’t believe in gay marriage.” Dolce laughs. In Catholic Italy, has their sexuality proved a problem? “No, never,” says Dolce. “The fashion industry is full of gays.”

    And in 2006, Stefano Gabbana told the Daily Mail, "I am opposed to the idea of a child growing up with two gay parents."

    Here's a short promotional video from Dolce & Gabbana:


    Editor's note: The country of origin for the domain ABC.es has been corrected.

    Image: Screenshot via YouTube


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    • commented 2016-05-19 03:56:11 -0400
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    • commented 2015-03-19 02:01:30 -0400
      if you are too selfish to share…….you are synthetic too…..babies have genes

    • commented 2015-03-16 21:49:31 -0400
      Empty headed faggots

    • commented 2015-03-16 18:08:35 -0400
      you can be proud of them all you want but when there are people out there not buying babies they have problems and need assistance so thats right evryone has a freedom of speech and i am for the iVF no matter who you are. There is no law against it so stop talking so badly if you dont know the issues

    • commented 2015-03-16 15:39:06 -0400
      No mother-murdering, no human-trafficking, no baby-buying. I love these guys for taking a stand – so proud of them.

    • commented 2015-03-16 11:09:20 -0400
      Hasn’t the selling of the 1950’s nuclear family finally reached it’s expiration date?
      In a consumer culture of unlimited choices, Madison Avenue has long sold only one brand of the American family.
      The real Mad Men of mid-century Madison Avenue cleverly created advertising campaigns calculated to sell the perfect family along with the American dream. Images of the nuclear family exploded in advertising, scattering its potent assumptions of family deep into our collective psyches.

      One popular ad campaign was a series of advertisements from 7 Up that created the picture perfect expression of the nuclear family who were as wholesome, bubbly and saccharine sweet as the soda pop itself, serving up an idealized Mid Century America engaged in happy family living. Take a look http://wp.me/p2qifI-2fw

    • commented 2015-03-16 10:37:23 -0400
      How dare aNyone talk about IVF THERE are people out there who have difficulties having a child and dream.of IVF that is so.wrong . How CAN YOU.JUDGE A PERsoN LOOK AT YOIRSELVES BEFORE CRITIisiziNG ON.OTHERS. another note you just lost alot of buyers with.this comment I have 100s of buyers that will stop.buying your products because of this comment you.really offended people with incl myself.

    • commented 2015-03-15 12:01:41 -0400
      Well I can see it now…Dolce and Gabbana cloths burning parties. Woo-hoo. Pass the tequila and the D&G turtleneck.

    • commented 2015-03-15 09:33:30 -0400
      there are a few choice Italian curse words applicable here. but we’ll abstain…


    • commented 2015-03-15 09:11:47 -0400
      Leszek Podhorecki: ever tried to learn anything about reality. Nature allows numerous males to fertilize numerous females (of course it is the male sea horse that carries the young, but it is not alone in the real world). Your ignorance is appalling as there is no “natural way” in the evolution of life nor is sex required of every species.

      You tout an old book (2000-3000 years ago) that is a collection of tales and plagiarized fantasies. All religions have creation stories made up of myths. That world was as ignorant as your rant, as there was no scientific thinking nor research and investigation and critical analysis was not known. You can read a really bad translation (the KJV) and even find mythical unicorns (the word, correct translated is “oxen”) and creationist make this error into reality—as idiotic as the old Samarian and Babylonian “ark” a story that is scientifically impossible but was an attempt to discuss any myths about the separation of tectonic plates that were not even considered until 800 BCE.

      There is nothing “natural” about coitus and it does not always lead to impregnation. Numerous species, such as salmon seed the ground with eggs and the male swims over them and fertilizes them. These “designers” are buffoons who have had a separation of their union (whatever that entailed is not known) and think that somehow now they are unnatural. Not true, as homosexuality is natural, normal and good and exists in all species. Do you ever read anything but a worthless bible? Try: “Biological exuberance : animal homosexuality and natural diversity” by Bruce Bagemihl (New York: St.. Martin’s Press, 1999). I can list over 1000 books all that accept this and not a single scientific or peer reviewed text that supports these self-effacing designers. Come into the real world.

      Two people (or even one) who love each other and want to help and love a child are far better than most heterosexual families—all I knew of mine was my uncles sodomized me from the age of 5… real love there! Try reading, thinking, and talking with real experts. The bible has not one shred of historical or scientific evidence, and Genesis—a book written quite late (the only reason it begins the Torah is because the word means “Beginning” and the scribes thought that meant first—it does not—try reading Hebrew! has no value, no reality for today’s scientific community.

    • commented 2015-03-15 08:34:38 -0400
      The irony of bigots is they forget that, their hate blinds them. Ummmm i wonder if they’d say the same to a straight couple that struggled to have kids before but had some through the supposedly (inhumane term ‘SYNTHETIC’ method) Hate is hate, especially when it clouds logic. As if billions of children born all overt the world through forced marriages and by accident, were love children. At-least the gay couple searching for a child are truly in love and their kid is a love child, which means better upbringing in a stable home of love. Which translates to a healthy childhood. Regardless, any child born in whatever way, is special and if they have a loving home of peace and care, that’s what should matter. D&G come from a country that has zero gay rights, so they know less what a healthy environment that accepts and loves you for you, feels like.

    • commented 2015-03-15 05:21:19 -0400
      That’s how nature works, for God’s sake.. I totally agree with them, especially that they are in fashion industry, heart of darkness. They have a lot of courage. I admire them right now. Church doesn’t condemn sexuality – Jesus loves everybody. This is how mass media spread gay lobby’s ideology and stupid people believe in this. Everybody has an access to the Bible, you can read and check. People must start thinking not blindly believe in sentence “according to…”

    • commented 2015-03-15 01:22:40 -0400
      What is it they say? Those who can’t do, preach? Besides us average people don’t care what these rich egocentric morons say. I’ve never owned one stitch of anything they’ve ever made anyway, so why do I care what they think? Its funny how people of so-called status actually think their opinion has clout. To me, they are just another example of spoiled ne’er do wells. Who think all their fluff and glitter actually mean something to the rest of the world. I mean really, this is like taking advice from Honey Boo Boo, lol (ROLLS EYES)

    • commented 2015-03-14 19:11:30 -0400
      Traditional one?

      Like the marriage where the husband fucks around with younger women while the wife stays home and takes care of the children? That’s a very traditional family in Italy.

      It would best if they stuck to designing pretty clothes for rich people rather than giving their antiquated views on family.

    • commented 2015-03-14 18:09:18 -0400
      If they are not together, why are they dressing like twins? I just find that creepy. They are like those two little girls in The Shining. “Come play with us”.

    • commented 2015-03-14 13:13:02 -0400
      They may be practicing Catholicism, but I’m practicing consumerism by not buying any D&G products.

    • commented 2015-03-14 12:32:20 -0400
      Just concentrate on paying your taxes correctly. No need to make statements about families, if you don’t want kids. Ok?

    • commented 2015-03-14 09:28:51 -0400
      So I guess families who adopt are not real families.

    • commented 2015-03-14 04:13:38 -0400
      Idiots !

      Love makes a family.

      Not genitalia. I hope no gay person ever buys another Dolce and Gabbana product..

    • commented 2015-03-14 03:08:02 -0400
      I’ve been meaning to read this Badash post all day but have been busy. When I was growing up, People magazine was in our bathroom because you could read an article in about the same time it took to take a shit. Now I see it’s less than a subway stop. No journalists req’d.

    • commented 2015-03-14 02:01:59 -0400
      Why is anyone trusting Google Translate?

    • commented 2015-03-13 22:42:12 -0400
      And all the liberal Hollywood celebrities will be wearing their shit on the red carpet.

    • commented 2015-03-13 21:01:51 -0400
      Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana may be fashion design icons but this dastardly duo are definitely ignorant of psychology, physiology and all of the sciences. Sociologically, a family is any group of people who have aligned for mutual protection and the sharing of various degrees of intimacy. They are totally unworthy to speak of commitment after a failed union, and their bitterness at their own short-coming and most likely negative attitude toward their own homosexuality has led them on a crusade to deny self-actualizing LGBTQ people of the natural right to cohabit as a couples. Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana disgust me as pathetic panderers. Get rid of religion and their arguments have no substance.

    • commented 2015-03-13 17:30:01 -0400
      Superstitious gobbledeegook!

    • commented 2015-03-13 16:36:37 -0400
      This just goes to show that successful, wealthy, prominent people, gay or straight, can still be idiots. Now if I ever win the lottery, I’m sure of a brand I’ll stay away from. They are correct about one thing though, there are no “gay families”. There’s just “family”.

    • commented 2015-03-13 16:02:02 -0400
      Well thank god they don’t believe in gay couples raising children. We don’t need them passing their genes into future generations. The human race has enough challenges to face without maximizing the number of idiots in the population.

    • commented 2015-03-13 14:16:55 -0400
      A sense of style, and being gay, doesn’t imply the ability to think critically, especially when you’re religulous.

    • commented 2015-03-13 14:16:05 -0400
      Funny they said that when they are biggest queers in italia. That’s it for me i won’t be buying their stuff…

    • commented 2015-03-13 14:01:09 -0400
      Just like the GOP closet cases.

    • commented 2015-03-13 13:59:51 -0400
      Oh really? well I guess that practicing Catholic doesn’t really understand what his church thinks of him. What a couple of losers, in all sense of the word. Glad they were just in it for the money. because they will never get my respect. Not as if it matters to those two. So much self hate buried in there.

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