Dolce & Gabbana. I wasn’t sure if I wanted to comment on the stupid comments the designing duo made on “traditional” family. In an interview with the Italian magazine Panorama, the two made various comments about traditional families and gay families such as:
“”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.”
“I call children of chemistry, synthetic children. Uteri [for] rent, semen chosen from a catalog.”
“The family is not a fad.”
The reason I wasn’t so sure I’d write something is because the comments are so dumb, and the source of the comments is unbelievably irrelevant. I mean, really, Dolce & Gabbana? Are there any normal, average people on the planet who wear D&G. That’s why even though I participated in #boycottDolceandGabbana, I felt a bit silly doing that because even if I wanted to boycott D&G, I couldn’t because I can’t afford their ridiculous clothes.
Anyways, it goes without saying that these guys are tools and are just mouthing off. In response to the backlash, D&G cite their Sicilian background as an excuse for being stupid.
Being hateful is wrong – calling kids “synthetic” is all kinds of fucked up – families become families in many different ways and we should embrace them all. Because of advances in reproductive medicine and reproductive health, same-sex couples as well as couples with reproductive issues can go ahead and have biological children. Obviously, if I had my druthers, these folks would go ahead and adopt some kids before going through the expense of in vitro fertilization or surrogacy, but hey – that’s just me. If a couple (or single folks) want a biological baby, and for some reason can’t, then by all means, do what you have to do to be happy…
Let’s not give D&G more importance that they deserve: after all, they are simply products of celebrity-driven culture that honors commerce, money, and greed (and please, don’t tell me D&G are artists – those fuckers aren’t artists, they’re a conglomerate). If D&G doesn’t believe in the advances in reproductive science, I’d be curious if they view other advances with equal wariness: after all, if having babies through in vitro fertilization or surrogacy is “unnatural” then how does either D or G feel about all kinds of medicine? Does either take pills? I’m assuming if D&G fly to New York they take a plan, and not by flapping the wings they grow through evolution, because after all, the expense, toil, and technology involved in flying an airplane isn’t exactly all-natural, either. And what about iPhones, iPads, and whatever i-product one owns? Do they pluck theirs from a different kind of Apple tree – the kind that grow PEDs?
Listen nature’s great, but it’s not perfect, and we’ve stepped in to curb some of its more limited or unattractive qualities: such as not getting eaten by carnivorous predators or not having our food go bad or not freezing our asses off when it gets cold.
This is the moment in my blog post that I heave an annoyed sigh. D&G suck because they were mean. They were stupid and spoke before thinking and now a whole bunch of people are handing them their asses on a plate. Let’s not make this more than it is. Doing so would make D&G more than they are.