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What are your views on Dolce & Gabbana's comments on same sex parenting?

Asked by NerdyKeith (5446points) April 12th, 2016

“We oppose gay adoptions. 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…

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. Uteri [for] rent, semen chosen from a catalog. The family is not a fad. In it there is a supernatural sense of belonging.”

My take on this is, that its utter ignorance and self loathing. I remember reading about this back in 2015 and seeing all the heat they took from this really carless comment. Don’t get me wrong I support freedom of speech. But when you are running a business and a very large bulk of your customers are openly gay; its just bad marketing if anything.

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syz's avatar

I think that all of the children awaiting adoption or even fostering should be dropped off at the mansion.

elbanditoroso's avatar

Same answer as the other day.

The person is entitled to his opinion. That’s fine. You don’t agree with him. Ok, that’s your right.

I’m not sure how you arrive at ‘self loathing’ – I think you’re imputing that yourself.

Not everyone who disagrees with you is evil or damaged. Not every comment made by someone who disagrees with you is inherently an insult.

Or are you wanting to take away this company’s ability to think for itself?

Note: your link does not work.

rojo's avatar

My view is that their view is full of caca. Yeah, maybe in a perfect world this would work for everyone but sometimes just having someone to love you is better than being raised in an institution. I too cannot imagine being raised without my mother but if it had happened I am pretty sure my dad could have found a way to manage somehow.

Buttonstc's avatar

The ignorance I get. They are not really thinking it through. Witness the statement about taking a child away from it’s mother. Kids who are languishing in institutions or the foster care system (and routinely shuffled about) are already bereft of mothering (or any kind of secure parenting at all)

Therefore having two same sex parents to adopt them is an incredible step up the ladder to being raised with the security of knowing they are loved and wanted.

It’s not as if kids are being ripped out of their loving mothers arms so that gay couples can adopt them. So, yeah, definitely ignorant.

Self-loathing? I don’t know why that’s an automatic given. Obviously neither of them are interested in becoming parents (as are heterosexual couples also).

That doesn’t necessarily imply self loathing. The gay community is not a monolith where there is only one valid opinion allowed per issue.

I have some gay friends who have zero interest in parenting and feel that both a mother and father to parent a child is the ideal situation.

They aren’t against other gay people adopting but it’s just not for them.

Granted, the D&G statement is pretty ignorant and ill thought out but I don’t read self loathing into it.

Aren’t they from Italy? I don’t find it so surprising that Italians have fairly traditional views on family and parenting. Both my sister and brother married Italians and, generally speaking, it’s a culture in which family and traditions ssurrounding it are extremely important to them.

So, I think you are interpreting their off the cuff remark and deeming it self loathing is reaching a bit too much.

NerdyKeith's avatar

Ok, the link has been replaced with a functioning source for this story. I’ve also updated the quotes from Dolce & Gahanna to include the more prominent comments that causes such an outrage.

Darth_Algar's avatar

Meh. I’m all in favor of business’s slitting their own throat if they want to. But then, they’ve had a history of saying ridiculous offensive shit and pretty much getting away with it.

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