Dolce & Gabbana Sparks Controversy Again For New Ad That Glamorizes Gang Rape

It’s safe to say that more people will boycott Dolce & Gabbana this week. Just days after the Italian designing duo shared their thoughts about same-sex marriage and children conceived via IVF, Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana are now creating controversy for their new ad campaign.

Kelly Cutrone, fashion publicist and judge on America’s Next Top Model, slammed Dolce & Gabbana on Twitter for an ad that glamorizes gang rape. Cutrone says that she believes the new ad depicts a woman about to be gang raped, according to E! Online.

As you can see, the ad shows a woman pinned to the floor by a shirtless man as three other men hover around her. You can check out the controversial ad by clicking here.

“I guess simulating gang bangs are fine – but IVF and same sex marriage are not – life according to @dolcegabbana,” Cutrone tweeted.

The outspoken fashion queen continued, “Just arrived LA. Wish I were home so I could make a video of myself cutting up my @dolcegabbana clothes! #boycottDG”

Elton John called for a boycott against Dolce & Gabbana after they shared their thoughts against same-sex marriage despite being in a relationship for 23 years as a gay couple, says Page Six. The Italian designing duo also called children who were conceived via IVF “synthetic children” in Panorama magazine.

Elton currently has two sons via a surrogate with longtime partner David Furnish. The legend took to Instagram to share a photo of Dolce & Gabbana with the caption, “Your archaic thinking is out of step with the times, just like your fashions.” Elton also included the hashtag #BoycottDolceandGabbana.


John and Cutrone aren’t the only ones speaking out against Dolce & Gabanna. As previously reported by the Inquisitr, Ricky Martin, Al Roker, and parents of in vitro fertilized children have also slammed the designers.

Cutrone said that thousands of fans responded to her tweets, telling her they’re also boycotting Dolce & Gabbana. She couldn’t believe that they would release such a degrading ad. Cutrone did not have nice words to say about the designers.

“These guys are destructive. You can’t tell someone they are a synthetic human being. I literally was in shock. I thought, ‘Holy f**k, these guys are crazy.’ These guys are against IVF, but they are for gang bangs.”

Madonna also responded to the Dolce & Gabbana controversy. The queen of pop took to Instagram to respond to their offensive comments. Madonna shared a photo from her 2010 Dolce & Gabbana ad campaign as part of #ThrowbackThursday in which she said, “Think before you speak.”

“All babies contain a soul however they come to this earth and their families. There is nothing synthetic about a soul!! So how can we dismiss IVF and surrogacy? Every soul comes to us to teach us a lesson. God has his hand in everything even technology! We are arrogant to think Man does anything on his own. As above so below! Think before you speak. #livingforlove”


What are your thoughts on Dolce & Gabbana’s new ad campaign? Do you think it glamorizes gang rape?

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