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Dolce and Gabbana apologise for controversial anti-IVF comments

Domenico Dolce of Italian luxury industry fashion house Dolce & Gabbana says that after doing 'some soul-searching' he has realized that his IVF 'synthetic' children comments were 'inappropriate'.

Rome | Updated: August 17, 2015 12:23 pm
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Domenico Dolce of Italian luxury industry fashion house Dolce & Gabbana says that after doing ‘some soul-searching’ he has realized that his IVF ‘synthetic’ children comments were ‘inappropriate’.

Dolce and Stefano Gabbana had previously criticized IVF and called the children “synthetic”, and opposed gay adoption. Now they have apologized for their controversial remarks, reports aceshowbiz.com.

“I am so sorry. It was not my intention to offend anyone,” Dolce told Vogue magazine.

“I’ve done some soul-searching. I’ve talked to Stefano a lot about this. I’ve realized that my words were inappropriate, and I apologize. They are just kids. You don’t need labels, baby labels.”

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“I think everybody chooses for themselves. I don’t know everything about IVF, but I love it when people are happy. It’s like medicine. Science has been put on the table to help people,” he added.

Gabbana shared that “when they ask if I wanted to be a parent, I say yes, of course, why not? But it’s not possible in Italy”.

He continued: “I had thought of going to California and having a baby, but I couldn’t bring the baby back to Italy, because you need the mother’s passport. I asked about adoption in Italy. It’s very hard for a straight couple here – imagine if you are gay!”

Dolce earlier in an interview with Italian magazine Panorma had said they opposed gay adoptions. He also said that children born with IVF are synthetic

“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 catalog,” he had said.

(With additional inputs)

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