Fashion designers Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana, famous for their Dolce & Gabbana clothing line, have come under fire from the so-called tolerant left because of comments they made about parenting and family structure. The two men, who dated until 2005, recently said that they believe the only birth should be a traditional, natural birth. Their comments have sparked outrage from gay men, including singer Elton John. Glenn had the story and reaction on radio today.
"You are born to a mother and a father – or at least that’s how it should be," Dolce said, reported TheBlaze. "I call children of chemistry, synthetic children. Rented uterus, semen chosen from a catalog."
"I am gay, I cannot have a child. I guess you cannot have everything in life," Dolce added.
Elton John responded to the comments on an Instagram post. He wrote:, "How dare you refer to my beautiful children as "synthetic". And shame on you for wagging your judgmental little fingers at IVF - a miracle that has allowed legions of loving people, both straight and gay, to fulfill 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"
Glenn wasn't a fan of Elton John calling for an organized boycott and trying to ruin their livelihood.
"I don't like some of the language that he chose, 'synthetic children' I think is a little stark...but this is his right to say this! Now Elton John has come out and is calling for a boycott of Dolce and Gabana, calling them judgmental and archaic, and all of Hollywood is falling into line," Glenn said.
"So here's a gay couple, or gay couple that broke up, but a couple that has been respected for a very, very long time that happens to have their roots in Italy where the family sits together and they have a traditional family point of view, and Elton John doesn't like it," he continued.
"Elton you have a right to say they're wrong! Celebrate diversity," he said. " They can say whatever they want. And let the people decide! But no, no, no. The tolerant, diverse-driven left must punish you, must drive you out of business if you have anything to say other than exactly what they want you to say."