Zoe Saldana: Boycotting Dolce & Gabbana over Controversial Comments 'the Stupidest Thing'
"I'm certainly not going to stop wearing Dolce," Zoe Saldana said in response to their controversial remarks regarding same-sex parenting
Zoe Saldana doesn’t get personal with her wardrobe decisions – at least when it comes to Dolce & Gabbana.
Recently, the company’s founders, Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana said that they oppose gay adoptions and IVF treatments in an interview with Panorama magazine, but Saldana doesn’t see why that would affect her feelings on the brand.
“No! Not at all, that would be the stupidest thing if it affected my fashion choice,” she told E! News at the 2015 GLAAD Media Awards in Los Angeles on Saturday. “People are allowed to their own opinion, however, I wouldn’t have chosen to be so public about something that’s such a personal thing.”
“I’m certainly not going to stop wearing Dolce, and I’m certainly not going to be refuting when they are adopting synthetic children, however they wanted to say it,” Saldana continued. “I do think things are lost in translation.”
In the original Italian interview, Dolce (who is gay himself) said, “You are born to be a mother or a father. Or at least that’s how it should be. I call chemistry, synthetic children. Rented wombs, semen chosen from a catalog.”
Saldana isn’t the only one speaking out about Dolce & Gabanna’s controversial comments.
“How dare you refer to my beautiful children as ‘synthetic’. And shame on you for wagging your [judgmental] little fingers at IVF – a miracle that has allowed legions of loving people, both straight and gay, to [fulfill] their dream of having children,” John wrote in an Instagram post.
Other celebrities followed suit, with Ricky Martin and Madonna taking the designers to task for their controversial comments.
At first, Gabbana called John’s comments “ignorant,” but the designers were much more diplomatic in a statement they released to ABC News.
“It was never our intention to judge other people’s choices,” they said. “We do believe in freedom and love.” Dolce added, “I am very well aware of the fact that there are other types of families and they are as legitimate as the one I’ve known.”
Saldana added that she could see that it was a sensitive issue.
“Obviously it caused some sensitivity, but then again if you continue to follow the news, you see they all kinda hugged it out, so why are we making a big deal about it?” she added.
However, it doesn’t appear that any of the stars who have spoken out against the designers have backed down from their stance.