Former journalist and all round tool and idiot Piers Morgan has gone on record saying that the boycott against Dolce and Gabbana after their controversial comments as being another form of bullying.
World famous fashion designers Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana made controversial comments earlier this week when they said that they ‘oppose gay adoptions’ and that ‘the only family is the traditional one’. ‘No chemical offsprings and rented uterus: Life had a natural flow, there are things that should not be changed.’
Whilst these comments caused offense to many it was the musician Sir Elton John who first called for a boycott of the fashion company. After reading the article Sir Elton released the following statement to Dolce and Gabbana, ‘How dare you refer to my beautiful children as ‘synthetic’…your archaic thinking is totally out of step with the times, just like your fashions. I shall never wear Dolce and Gabbana ever again.’ Sir Elton has two sons, Zachary and Elijah, with his husband David Furnish.
Writing for the ever woeful Daily Mail, home of hatred, misinformation and closed mindedness Morgan said that whilst he supported gay rights and supports Elton John he believes that boycotts are just another form of bullying.
‘Where I disagree with Elton is his call for a boycott of Dolce and Gabbana. We seem to be living in a celebrity-fuelled boycott society these days. Barely a week goes by without some star somewhere demanding we all boycott something.’
‘Recently, Hollywood decided to boycott the Beverly Hills Hotel because its owner, the Sultan of Brunei, introduced draconian and outrageous new anti-gay laws. I didn’t join the boycott because I didn’t see why the hard-working staff there should suffer for the political actions of a boss who lives thousands of miles away.’
Boycotting Dolce and Gabbana may make Elton and a few celebrities feel better, but all it will do is damage the livelihoods of thousands of innocent Dolce employees and it wont make any difference to the debate on gay rights. What will make a difference is honest, sensible, passionate argument.’
‘There are tens of millions of people around the world who still feel, many from religious convictions, deeply uncomfortable about the concept of gay marriage and gay parents. The best way to alleviate that discomfort is not by strangling their rights to freedom of thought or speech, or demonising them. But by making them see that their fears are unfounded.’
‘If I were Elton John, I’d stop calling for a boycott, and invite Dolce and Gabbana round to one of his houses for them to see with their own eyes what a great dad he is and how happy and well adjusted his kids are. Eltons best weapon in this debate is practicing what he preaches, with demonstrable success – not trying to stop others from having an opinion.’
‘I’m also launching my own hashtag today: #BoycottAllBoycotts.’