Elton John urges boycott of designers over IVF remarks

Elton John has called for a boycott of fashion brand Dolce and Gabbana after he said the designers labelled children born through IVF “synthetic”.

Elton John urges boycott of designers over IVF remarks

The songwriter, who has two children with his husband David Furnish, angrily rebuked the Italian pair for criticising same-sex families and the use of fertility treatment.

Business partners Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana, who are both gay and were formerly a couple, have previously voiced their rejection of same-sex marriage, but in an interview with an Italian magazine this weekend extended their objection to include gay families.

In a post to his Instagram account yesterday morning, Elton said: “How dare you refer to my beautiful children as ‘synthetic’.

“And shame on you for wagging you judgemental little fingers at IVF — a miracle that has allowed legions of loving people, both straight and gay, to fulfil their dream of having children,” the singer wrote.

“Your archaic thinking is out of step with the times, just like your fashions.

“I shall never wear Dolce and Gabbana ever again. #BoycottDolceGabbana.”

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