Hmm, is this an apology?
On Monday, Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana issued an official statement in response to controversial comments they made about same-sex parenting after many people — including Sir Elton John — decided to boycott the company.
So what do D&G want you to know about their offending views? The designers explained:
“We believe firmly in democracy and we think freedom of expression is essential for that. We talked about our way of looking at the world, but it was not our intention to express a judgment on other people’s choices. We believe in freedom and love.”
Wait, where’s the SORRY in this statement? We’re not sure if Domenico and Stefano are aware of how deeply they’ve hurt LGBT families with their ignorant comments.
Dolce & Gabbana may not have empathy for the LGBT community, many other celebs have shown support for same-sex parents.
For instance, Victoria Beckham tweeted:
Sending love to Elton David Zachary Elijah & all the beautiful IVF babies x vb
├óΓé¼ΓÇ¥ Victoria Beckham (@victoriabeckham) March 16, 2015
So, do YOU think the designers’ statement is a sufficient sorry? Or just a “get-off-our-backs” non-apology?
[Image via Bauer Griffin Online.]