Elton John, after calling for a boycott against Dolce & Gabbana, was photographed carrying a Dolce & Gabbana shopping bag into a Los Angeles recording studio March 16, according to CBS News. John was spotted with the shopping bag after he had sworn on his Instagram account that he’d never wear anything from the designers again, blasting them for their comments on gay couples adopting and babies born by in vitro fertilization.
Sir Elton’s publicist told Entertainment Tonight in a statement, “Yes he was carrying the bag but he hadn’t been shopping and it should not detract from their original message or the boycott.”
As the Inquisitr previously reported, Elton John called for a boycott against Dolce & Gabbana after their controversial remarks about babies born by in vitro fertilization, calling them “synthetic.” The designers had also reportedly expressed their dissent against gay couples adopting though both designers themselves are gay.
Elton John’s Instagram message garnered 66,000 supporters who also pledged to stop buying clothes from Dolce & Gabbana. Only 3,600 people joined the “Boycott Elton John” campaign which launched in response.
According to the Daily Mail, Victoria Beckham, who is close friends with Elton, supports his call to boycott the brand.
Beckham wrote, “Sending love to Elton David Zachary Elijah & all the beautiful IVF babies x vb.”
Other celebrities have also decided to boycott Dolce & Gabbana besides Sir Elton. Madonna, American Horror Story creator Ryan Murphy, Courtney Love, and Ricky Martin have all expressed their outrage at the remarks made by the designer duo.
But could the boycott be over for Elton John? TMZ reported Elton spoke positively about the designers at a Las Vegas show on March 18. It isn’t clear, however, whether he was joking or not because he brought them up when talking about people who have changed the world.
At the show, John said, “Listen, the band have been wearing Dolce and Gabbana, I love Dolce and Gabbana clothes.”
In an inflammatory post on the Guardian, titled “No One Anointed You King of the Gays, Elton John”, writer Barbara Ellen has a bone to pick with Sir Elton.
She wrote, “If Domenico Dolce’s comments about IVF were stupid, the singer’s reaction was decidedly overheated.”
While Ellen believes it was “a disgrace to insult innocent children in this way” in regards to Dolce’s comments, she also thinks John can’t tell Dolce “what he can and cannot say.”
She says, “Sometimes even Elton John has to be reminded that it’s not all about him.”
Is Elton John’s feud with Dolce & Gabbana over? Does it matter one way or another?
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