A top executive at Dolce and Gabbana has resigned in protest at his bosses’ homophobic views on gay families, while Elton John’s been branded a hypocrite.
After seven years as editorial director of the fashion house’s Swide magazine, Giuliano Federico announced his resignation on Facebook on Monday.
Federico explained that Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana’s condemnation of same-sex families in a recent interview, “are in total conflict with my personal beliefs and with my commitments towards civil rights in my country.”
He went on to say: “For this reason I’ve resigned from my role as editorial director at Swide.com. It is time that each of us makes little actions to claim their own beliefs.
“I’m proud of being Italian, proud of our past and traditions, but I believe that Italy can look at a more modern and equal future for our citizens and children. All children.”
Meanwhile, singer Elton John, who launched a celebrity boycott of Dolce and Gabbana over their comments, has been called out for being a hypocrite.
The star was spotted carrying a branded Dolce and Gabbana shopping bag in Los Angeles just a day after announcing on Instagram that, “I shall never wear Dolce and Gabbana ever again. #BoycottDolceGabbana.”
John’s spokesperson told the Daily Mail: “Yes he was carrying the bag but he hadn’t been shopping. And it should not detract from their original message or the boycott.”
Dolce and Gabbana have been widely slammed after they dismissed same-sex families as a “fad” and said that children from surrogate mothers are “children of chemistry” and “synthetic”.
The designers have since insisted that they don’t judge non-traditional families but that they have the right to express their personal views.