Zoë Saldana is not joining the boycott against fashion designers Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana.
The designers, who are themselves gay, caused a firestorm last week when they gave an interview to a magazine saying that they opposed gay couples having families of their own.
“You are born to a mother and a father, or at least that’s how it should be,” Mr. Dolce said in the interview. “I call children of chemistry, synthetic children. Rented uterus, semen chosen from a catalog.”
“I’m gay; I cannot have a child,” said Dolce. “Life has its natural course, there are things that must not be changed. And one of these is the family.”
“We oppose gay adoptions. The only family is the traditional one,” said Gabbana.
Reaction to the interview was swift, with Elton John leading the way. “How dare you refer to my beautiful children as ‘synthetic,'” he said. “Your archaic thinking is out of step with the times, just like your fashions. I shall never wear Dolce and Gabbana ever again.”
Other stars joining the boycott included Ellen DeGeneres and Ricky Martin. But Saldana will not be taking part in the boycott. “That would be the stupidest thing, if it affected my fashion choice,” she said. “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. Obviously it’s 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?”
“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 added. “I do think things are lost in translation.
Dolce and Gabbana photo courtesy of Huffington Post.