D and G

Buycott Dolce & Gabbana

Well, most people reading this can’t afford Dolce & Gabbana, and neither can I; but if I could, I would buy something from their online store. Why? Because they had the audacity to express an opinion that goes against the LG BT community.

What did they say? “We oppose gay adoptions,” they say, “The only family is the traditional one. No chemical offsprings and rented uterus: life has a natural flow, there are things that should not be changed.” Domenico Dolce went on to say that having children should be an “act of love”. He said: “You are born to a mother and a father – or at least that’s how it should be. “I call children of chemistry, synthetic children. Rented uterus, semen chosen from a catalogue.” Stefano Gabbana added: “The family is not a fad. In it there is a supernatural sense of belonging.”[1]

Well this got Sir Elton John and other celebrities upset[2]. I guess if you’re gay, the only opinions you are allowed to express are those that are approved of by the LGBT community. If tolerance is a hallmark of the Left, why the outrage from them over D&G opinion? Why aren’t they allowed to say what they believe? If free speech is so celebrated by those on the left, why do they bristle SO hard when opinions they hate are expressed by others? Which is more important: free speech and tolerance or unity of opinion? Can people express their opinion even if it’s contrary? Will that be honored, or will they be blasted for saying something unpopular? Can unpopular opinions be expressed at all, or will those on the Left just start their own witch hunt?

Sorry LGBT crowd, but they are allowed to express their opinion whether you agree with it or not. You can express an opposing position, sure. But what you should NOT be doing is encouraging people to boycott their product because you disagree with what they said. Neither of them are lawmakers, or have any more sway than anyone else on the subject.  They should be able to have the right to express their opinion. Should I encourage people to boycott Sir Elton John and others who do not believe in freedom of speech?

Don’t like what someone says, fine, express your own opinion but don’t try and suppress people’s right to express theirs. Enjoy expressing your opinion but treat it with respect.

Now back to viewing their online store

 

[1] http://www.bbc.co.uk/newsbeat/31896339

[2] http://time.com/3745411/elton-john-dolce-gabbana-boycott-gay-adoption-synthetic-children/