Hollywood is taking a stand against Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana with Ryan Murphy leading the charge following the fashion designers’ controversial comments about in vitro fertilization (IVF) and gay adoption.
Like Sir Elton John, the TV producer (AHS, Glee, and the upcoming American Crime Story and Scream Queens) is outraged by the duo’s opposition, which he tells The Hollywood Reporter “is not just a gay issue.”
“I know 10 women in my life who used IVF to conceive — and three doing it right now,” Murphy says. “IVF is a scientific miracle that helps loving families fulfill their dreams. To tell them their choices as women — anyone's choices on family — are not embraced, well, I don't think they'll be traipsing off to a Dolce & Gabbana store to buy clothes anytime soon.”
“It's so ignorant of Dolce & Gabbana to speak out with such ugly evil — what they said is a not-modern thing to say. There are all kinds of families today,” he adds. Murphy has two children with husband David Miller.
His comments echo the boycott called for by John, who was instantly outraged by the designers’ comments to Panorama magazine calling children born through IVF “synthetic.”
“Your archaic thinking is out of step with the times, just like your fashions. I shall never wear Dolce and Gabbana ever again,” the 67-year-old singer and father of two posted to Instagram.
Celebrities have responded to John’s rally cry with many echoing support on Twitter and in interviews. But Murphy’s comments to THR have been the most direct, furthering the ban against the designers in Hollywood and beyond.
“It's their prerogative to speak out — and it's my prerogative not to use any of their clothes on my shows. Or buy them for myself either,” Murphy says.