The world famous fashion designers, Dolce and Gabbana, caused outrage yesterday by voicing views denouncing same sex parenting.
The fashion powerhouse claimed in an interview entitled ‘Long Live The Traditional Family’ that they were against gay people using IVF in order to create babies, and claimed that “children need both a mother and a father.”
The internet’s gone into meltdown, Elton John’s hit the roof, gone on the attack and there’s now a rapidly gaining momentum “Boycott Dolce and Gabbana” campaign taking off.
Twitter is full of outrage too.
All of this kind of makes me uneasy, as there’s so much vitriol being spouted their way just for daring to express an opinion that goes against what is thought of as ‘right on’.
Are people not allowed a differing opinion any more? I’m not saying here I agree, but I DO think that they are entitled to hold their beliefs and should be entitled to express them without people trying to sabotage their business and boycott their stuff.
(Although I doubt they’ll be crying TOO loudly into their designer handkerchiefs at the thought of bankruptcy.)
Just because they believe in a family with a mother and a father both present, doesn’t make their opinion any less valid.
Just like it doesn’t make same sex parenting wrong either – there’s no ‘wrong’ way.
Both are families.
All it means is that people have differing views, and as such should be able to express them without fear of the backlash they’re getting.
They are entitled to their opinion after all, just like you’re entitled to yours…