When Domenico Dolce and Stefanio Gabbana spoke with the Italian publication Panorama magazine, Dolce said, "You are born and you have a father and mother. At least it should be like that. That's why I'm not convinced by what I call children of chemistry, synthetic children. Rented wombs, semen chosen from a catalog."
John took to Instagram to slam the designers, saying, "How dare you refer to my beautiful children as "synthetic"… Your archaic thinking is out of step with the times, just like your fashions. I shall never wear Dolce and Gabbana ever again. #BoycottDolceGabbana"