Zoe Saldana Says Dolce & Gabbana's 'Synthetic Children' Remarks Were 'Lost in Translation'

by Jessica Roy 3:37 PM PDT, March 22, 2015
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Zoe Saldana will not be among the Hollywood elite boycotting Dolce & Gabbana.

On the red carpet for the GLAAD Media Awards -- which celebrates LGBT progress in pop culture -- the Guardians of the Galaxy star told E! News she doesn't think the designers' controversial "synthetic children" remarks are worth getting worked up over.

"That would be the stupidest thing if it affected my fashion choice," she said when asked if she would still wear the brand. "People are allowed to their own opinion."

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She went one step further and suggested some of what they said might have been a translation issue. Saldana's husband, artist Marco Perego, is originally from Italy -- just like the designers.

"I do think things are lost in translation," she said, adding, "If I judged [my husband] based on the words that he misuses in our English language he wouldn't be here today."

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In an interview with Panorama, Domenico Dolce was quoted as saying, "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 wombs, semen chosen from a catalog."

After getting serious backlash for the remark, the designers said, "It was never our intention to judge other people's choices."

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Elton John was the first celeb to make a public call for a D&G boycott -- though he was spotted sporting one of their bags a few days later.