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Elton John Fires At Dolce and Gabbana

Elton John Fires At Dolce and Gabbana

Elton John Fires At Dolce and Gabbana

Elton John is known for making headlines, but this time, it’s met with stark criticism.

The sixty-two year old singer was upset when the major clothing company, Dolce and Gabbana, released homophobic comments in an interview with Panorama Magazine. This included statements such as “the only family is the traditional one”, “I call children of chemistry, synthetic children” and “we oppose gay adoptions.”

Elton John, who married Canadian filmmaker David Furnish in December, was appalled that the company would even dare to make such anti-progressive remarks. A father himself, John posted on Instagram, saying, “How dare you refer to my beautiful children as ‘synthetic’?”

On Sunday, John called for a boycott of their clothing, saying that they are “out of step with the times.”

Gabbana responded with dozens of his own Instagram posts, even commenting on Elton John’s photo, saying, “Fascist.” In addition, he is now leading the boycott against Elton John, with his own hashtag (#BoycottEltonJohn).


Yikes! In today’s age of progression and social change, it’s often hard to believe that certain companies are repressive of the change, instead of capitalizing on it to make a difference. Whether you agree on the legality of same sex adoptions or not, your decision to be inclusive of the LGBTQ community can determine your success in your personal life and career.


Julia Schemmer is a senior from Norco High School, where she participates in five AP classes, is the president of the Female Empowerment Club and Link Crew, and publicist of Chinese Culture Club, American Cancer Society, and the FIDM Fashion Club. Aside from managing the communications at Her Culture, she is the founder of She Speaks Media and The Face of Cancer, editor for The Prospect Magazine, editor in chief of Motivation Daily, and contributor for the Huffington Post. Her future endeavors consist of becoming an international human rights lawyer, foreign correspondent, diplomat, and finally seeing the day where Leonardo DiCaprio wins an Oscar.


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