Dolce&Gabbana defend controversial comment; Elton John announces boycott

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MILAN (AP) — Fashion designers Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana have defended their comments in support of traditional families with a mother and a father, saying they are not intended to judge the choices made by others.

The comments in an interview this week unleashed a call to boycott the designers’ Dolce&Gabbana label, joined by Elton John, who expressed offense at their skepticism about the use of in vitro fertilization and surrogate mothers to create families. John’s two children were conceived by in vitro fertilization.

Gabbana said in a statement Sunday that “it was never our intention to judge other people’s choices.” Dolce says he was expressing his view about family based on his experience, and that he is aware that other types of families are just as legitimate

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