When Keeping It “Free” Goes Wrong: Elton John Boycotting Dolce & Gabbana

This is a touchy one right here.  Mega-pop-singer Elton John is so furious with comments that superstar designers Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana made about in vitro fertilization (IVF) that he is calling for a boycott of their clothing line.

In a recent interview, the designers told Italian magazine Panorama, “No chemical children: life has a natural course, there are things that shouldn’t be modified,”

The boycott has started to gain traction as well, with over 14,000 shares on Twitter including support from fellow celebs Courtney Love and Rickey Martin.

Gabbana’s “right to speak” position gained traction as well with many Instagram supporters showing solidarity for the designers.

I understand this one on both sides.  Dolce and Gabbana’s comments were a bit crude and insensitive to parents who cannot conceive naturally, however, should they be boycotted for speaking their mind?  I worry that social media is becoming more Big Brother and less freedom of expression.  It can also be argued that no one is stopping the designers from speaking their mind just like no one can stop those who feel offended to NOT boycott the designer’s clothing line.  You decide. Click the link below to read more.

http://www.cnn.com/2015/03/15/living/feat-elton-john-dolce-gabbana/index.html

 

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