Now that there are international calls for a boycott of their billion-dollar brand, Italian designers Dolce & Gabbana are trying to walk back their foul denouncement of LGBT families. Via the Associated Press:
Gabbana said in a statement Sunday that “it was never our intention to judge other people’s choices. We do believe in freedom and love.” Dolce says he was expressing his view about family based on his experience growing up in a traditional Sicilian family “made up of a mother, a father and children. 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.” Dolce said he was expressing his personal views “without judging other people’s choices.” The designers, who are gay and formerly were a couple, have put the traditional family at the center of their last two collections, sending a pregnant model and models with their own children down the runway to celebrate motherhood for next winter’s womenswear collection, while featuring grandmothers with their grandsons for menswear.