Los Angeles, March 23 (IANS) Celebrities like Elton John, Ryan Murphy and Andy Cohen may have said they would no longer flaunt the Dolce & Gabbana brand, but “Avatar” actress Zoe Saldana is not joining the boycott.
“That would be the stupidest thing if it affected my fashion choice,” eonline.com quoted Saldana as saying.
“Obviously, it caused some sensitivity, but then again if you continue to follow the news, you see they all kinda hugged it out, so why are we making a big deal about it,” she wondered.
Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana, the designers behind Dolce & Gabbana, made controversial statements during an interview with an Italian magazine. The designers said that children born through in vitro fertilisation were “synthetic”.
Dolce said: “You are born to a mother and a father or at least that’s how it should be. I call children of chemistry, synthetic children. Rented uterus, semen chosen from a catalogue.”
Gabbana added: “The family is not a fad. In it there is a supernatural sense of belonging.”
After their statements, some Hollywood figures including John, Murphy, Cohen, Ricky Martin, Madonna, Sharon Stone and Ellen DeGeneres decided to boycott the fashion designing company.