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Elton John hits back at Dolce & Gabbana's 'traditional views': 'How dare you call my children synthetic'

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Sir Elton John and David Furnish (PA Wire)

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DOLCE AND GABBANA, S/S 2015

DOLCE AND GABBANA, S/S 2015

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 Stefano Gabbana, Anna Wintour, Scarlett Johansson, Vogue Italia's Franca Sozzani

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Sir Elton John and David Furnish (PA Wire)

Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana are two of the most famous names in fashion, and, for 23 years, were one of the world’s most high-profile gay couples.

But now the founders of Dolce & Gabbana have reiterated their opposition to same-sex marriage, and children being raised by gay couples.

In an interview with Italian magazine Panorama they declared: “We oppose gay adoptions. The only family is the traditional one.”

Gabbana said: “The family is not a fad. In it there is a supernatural sense of belonging.”

Dolce meanwhile said children not born into a traditional family environment are “children of chemistry, synthetic children”.

LGBT news Italia has responded to the interview by calling for a boycott of the Dolce & Gabbana brand, and that message has already reached Elton John, who has two sons born through a surrogate with husband David Furnish.

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Stefano Gabbana (left) and Domenico Dolce have been convicted of tax evasion in Italy

Stefano Gabbana (left) and Domenico Dolce have been convicted of tax evasion in Italy

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Stefano Gabbana (left) and Domenico Dolce have been convicted of tax evasion in Italy

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