Zoe Saldana: Dolce & Gabbana Boycott Is “Stupidest Thing”
Zoe Saldana is not among the growing list of Hollywood stars boycotting Dolce & Gabbana after the designers said kids born via IVF are “synthetic children” in a recent interview in which they objected to gay adoption.
As Gossip Cop reported, Elton John called for a boycott in the wake of Stefano Gabbana and Domenico Dolce’s controversial remarks, and celebrities ranging from Ricky Martin to Madonna have followed suit. Saldana was asked about her take on the situation at Saturday’s GLAAD Media Awards, and said, “That would be the stupidest thing if it affected my fashion choice.”
“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,” she told E! News. Saldana went on, “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.”
The actress argued that some “things are lost in translation,” and to be fair, Dolce and Gabbana’s original interview was conducted in Italian. “My husband [Marco Perego] is from Italy and if I judged him based on the words that he misuses in our English language he wouldn’t be here today,” says Saldana, adding, “It’s like, ‘Look people, have a drink, relax, it’s okay.'” Saldana, who is the mom of twins, was accompanied by Perego to the GLAAD Awards, where they smooched on the red carpet. Her take on the Dolce & Gabbana outcry seems similar to what Gabanna said last week in response to the outrage.
As Gossip Cop reported, the fashion maven said of John and the boycott, “I mean, you preach understanding, tolerance and then you attack others? Only because someone has a different opinion? Is this a democratic or enlightened way of thinking? This is ignorance, because he ignores the fact that others might have a different opinion and that theirs is as worthy of respect as his.” Gabbana also insisted his and Dolce’s original comments were twisted, and argued that their personal opinions should have nothing to do with whether a consumer likes their clothing. TELL US: What do you think of Saldana’s perspective?