Portia de Rossi and Ellen DeGeneres have joined Elton John in his recent boycott of Dolce & Gabbana. Dolce & Gabbana founders Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana called children conceived via artificial insemination ‘synthetic’ babies, and have been the subject of much outrage ever since.
DeGeneres called the remark ‘ignorant.’
Both she and Portia de Rossi spoke with E! News at the 2015 GLAAD Media Awards in Beverly Hills, California on Saturday.
“It’s not even worth commenting on because they’re, you know, ignorant,” Ellen DeGeneres said, noting that neither she nor Portia de Rossi will never wear Dolce & Gabbana clothes “ever, ever again.”
— E! Online (@eonline) March 22, 2015
Dolce & Gabbana’s comment resulted in Elton John calling for an immediate boycott of the luxury fashion label. He and husband David Furnish are the parents of two little boys. Several celebrities have followed Elton John’s lead, with Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi among them.
“The only thing you can say is that, you know, we’re all entitled to free speech,” Portia de Rossi told E! News. “However, I just don’t understand who they are. I don’t understand why they would want to say that.”
— HLN (@HLNTV) March 17, 2015
Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi have been married for 10 years, and despite a tabloid report from 2014 that said they were trying to start a family, the couple has no children.
What’s your take on the comment made by Dolce & Gabbana? It’s important to note that they did attempt to clarify their remark, saying they never meant to judge anyone’s choice. Sometimes such a clarification is too little, too late, however.
Do you think this will significantly hamper the luxury brand’s sales? When Elton John calls for a boycott and people like Portia de Rossi and Ellen DeGeneres jump on board–lots of people listen.