Oh yeah, Elton John? You’re going to boycott Dolce and Gabbana because of their outrageous comments about gay parents having “synthetic” children? Well that apparently makes you a fascist. In a follow-up interview with Italy’s Corriere della Sera, Stefano Gabbana is just plain shocked that John would react so strongly. “I didn’t expect this, coming from someone whom I considered — and I stress ‘considered’ — an intelligent person like Elton John. I mean, you preach understanding, tolerance and then you attack others? Only because someone has a different opinion?” the designer says. “It’s an authoritarian way of seeing the world. Agree with me or, if you don’t, I’ll attack you. I even posted the word ‘Fascist!’ on his Instagram.” So you know he’s serious.
But Gabbana draws the line at firing back with a boycott all their own against John.”It would be ridiculous,” he told Corriere della Sera. “Either you like somebody’s songs or you don’t. When you go to the greengrocer’s, you don’t make sure that he agrees with your views on IVF. You just want to know if he has fresh products. This whole campaign came up online. It was created by a group of gay activists who put into our mouths words we never said. It became bigger and bigger. We are not boycotting and we will not boycott anyone. It’s like people who go to a football game to insult their opponents. That doesn’t make any sense. That’s preposterous.”