JOHN TAKES ON DOLCE AND GABBANA: Elton John did not take well to comments made by Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana in the Italian media about traditional families.

In particular, John was offended by the Italian designers calling children generated through IVF “synthetic.” On Sunday, the artist tweeted his response to the statements made by Dolce and Gabbana, calling for a boycott of their fashion. “How dare you refer to my beautiful children as ‘synthetic,’” he tweeted. “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 & Gabbana ever again. #BoycottDolceGabbana,” added John, who has long been a close friend of that other Italian designer, Donatella Versace.

This story first appeared in the March 16, 2015 issue of WWD.  Subscribe Today.

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