Stefano Gabbana is not helping his case.
On Monday, the fashion designer spoke with an Italian newspaper about Sir Elton John's move to boycott Dolce & Gabbana over insensitive comments the magnate made about same-sex parenting.
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Basically, Gabbana SLAMMED the singer for the backlash — and he even took a jab at Elton's intelligence.
The designer ranted:
"I didn't expect this. I didn't expect this, coming from someone whom I considered, and I stress 'considered', an intelligent person like Elton John. I mean, you preach understanding, tolerance and then you attack others? Only because someone has a different opinion? Is this a democratic or enlightened way of thinking? This is ignorance, because he ignores the fact that others might have a different opinion and that theirs is as worthy of respect as his."
Well, everyone may have their own opinion, Gabbana — but that doesn't mean they're all worthy of respect!
The 52-year-old went on to explain his #BoycottEltonJohn hashtag:
"It's an authoritarian way of seeing the world: agree with me or, if you don't, I'll attack you. I even posted the word "Fascist!" on his Instagram. I was annoyed for a moment. It would be ridiculous. Either you like somebody's songs or you don't. When you go to the greengrocer's, you don't make sure that he agrees with your views on IVF. You just want to know if he has fresh products. This whole campaign came up online. It was created by a group of gay activists who put into our mouths words we never said. It became bigger and bigger. We are not boycotting and we will not boycott anyone. It's like people who go to a football game to insult their opponents. That doesn't make any sense. That's preposterous."
Hmm, does publicly disagreeing with someone make you a "fascist"? And here we thought boycotts were a way of voting with your dollars.
You know, democracy?
So, what do YOU think of Stefano's latest comments?
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