Stars join Elton John's call for Dolce & Gabbana boycott

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Elton John is among the stars who have taken a stand against comments made by Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana, the designers behind Dolce & Gabbana. In an interview with Italian magazine Panorama, the collaborators are quoted as saying that IVF results in "children of chemistry, synthetic children. Uteruses for rent, semen chosen from a catalog." The pair were romantically linked before breaking up in 2005, and they acknowledged their sexuality in the interview.
WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA - MARCH 02: Sir Elton John and David Furnish arrive for the 22nd Annual Elton John AIDS Foundation's Oscar Viewing Party held at West Hollywood Park on March 2, 2014 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Karwai Tang/WireImage)
Windsor, United Kingdom: A marquee is erected in the grounds of Sir Elton John`s country house in Windsor, in Berkshire, 19 December 2005, in preparation for a party to be held after Elton John formalises his relationship to long-term lover David Furnish at the Windsor Guildhall on Wednesday 21st December 2005. The first civil partnership ceremonies for gay couples in the UK are being held in Northern Ireland today, followed by Scotland on Tuesday and England and Wales on Wednesday. AFP/ ANDREW STUART (Photo credit should read ANDREW STUART/AFP/Getty Images)
The crowd show their support with face-masks and a celebration cake!; Sir Elton John & David Furnish's civil partnership ceremony. The celebrity couple tied the knot before Christmas, after The Civil Partnership Act is brought into force.; Windsor Guildhall, Windsor, Berkshire.; 5th December 2005; Job: 10058; Ref: Patrick / Celebs; (Photo by Patrick Catler/Photoshot/Getty Images)
James Blunt during Sir Elton John and David Furnish's Civil Partnership Ceremony - Reception Arrivals at Windsor Guildhall in Windsor, Great Britain. (Photo by J.Tregidgo/WireImage)
Ringo Starr and wife Barbara Bach during Sir Elton John and David Furnish's Civil Partnership Ceremony - Reception Arrivals at Windsor Guildhall in Windsor, Great Britain. (Photo by J.Tregidgo/WireImage)
Kelly Osbournce and Sharon Osbourne during Sir Elton John and David Furnish's Civil Partnership Ceremony - Reception Arrivals at Windsor Guildhall in Windsor, Great Britain. (Photo by J.Tregidgo/WireImage)
Sam Taylor-Wood and Guest during Sir Elton John and David Furnish's Civil Partnership Ceremony - Departures at Windsor Guildhall in Windsor, Great Britain. (Photo by J.Tregidgo/WireImage)
Sir Elton John during Sir Elton John and David Furnish's Civil Partnership Ceremony - Departures at Windsor Guildhall in Windsor, Great Britain. (Photo by J.Tregidgo/WireImage)
Jamie Cullum and Guest during Sir Elton John and David Furnish's Civil Partnership Ceremony - Reception Arrivals at Windsor in Windsor, Great Britain. (Photo by C. Uncle/FilmMagic)
Hugh Grant during Sir Elton John and David Furnish's Civil Partnership Ceremony - Reception Arrivals at Windsor in Windsor, Great Britain. (Photo by C. Uncle/FilmMagic)
Tim Burton and Helena Bonham Carter during Sir Elton John and David Furnish's Civil Partnership Ceremony - Reception Arrivals at Windsor in Windsor, Great Britain. (Photo by C. Uncle/FilmMagic)
Atmosphere at the Windsor Guildhall in Windsor, United Kingdom. (Photo by Jamie Tregidgo/WireImage)
WINDSOR, United Kingdom: British pop singer Sir Elton John blows a kiss to fans at the Guildhall in Windsor, 21 December 2005, after conducting a short civil 'wedding' ceremony with his partner David Furnish at the registry office in Windsor. Hundreds of gay and lesbian couples, led by pop star Elton John and his Canadian partner, David Furnish, were making history Wednesday as they became the first in England and Wales to tie the knot in civil partnership ceremonies. AFP PHOTO/ODD ANDERSEN (Photo credit should read ODD ANDERSEN/AFP/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 28: Elton John (R) and David Furnish attend the Elton John AIDS Foundation's 13th Annual An Enduring Vision Benefit at Cipriani Wall Street on October 28, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by D Dipasupil/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 28: (L-R) David Furnish, Andrew M. Cuomo and Elton John attend the Elton John AIDS Foundation's 13th Annual An Enduring Vision Benefit at Cipriani Wall Street on October 28, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images)
Musician Elton John and partner film maker David Furnish kiss after being presented HRC's National Equality Award at the 18th annual Human Rights Campaign (HRC) National Dinner in Washington on October 25, 2014. HRC is the largest US civil rights organization working to achieve equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people. AFP PHOTO/Nicholas KAMM (Photo credit should read NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images)
WINDSOR, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 04: PREMIUM PRICING APPLIES. Sir Elton John and David Furnish attend La Nuit Des Etoiles night club at the Woodside End of Summer party to benefit the Elton John AIDS Foundation sponsored by Chopard and Grey Goose at Woodside on September 4, 2014 in Windsor, England. A percentage of revenue from the sale of this image will be donated to the Elton John AIDS Foundation. EJAF is one of the world's largest HIV grant-makers ejaf.org/London (Photo by Dave Benett/Elton John AIDS Foundation/WireImage)
WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA - SEPTEMBER 23: David Furnish, Elton John and David Cooley attend The Abbey Food & Bar's 9th annual Christmas in September event at The Abbey on September 23, 2014 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Tibrina Hobson/Getty Images)
WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA - MARCH 02: David Furnish (L) and Interior designer Martyn Lawrence Bullard attend the 22nd Annual Elton John AIDS Foundation Academy Awards Viewing Party at The City of West Hollywood Park on March 2, 2014 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Michael Kovac/Getty Images for EJAF)
WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA - MARCH 02: Sir Elton John (L) and David Furnish attend the 22nd Annual Elton John AIDS Foundation Academy Awards Viewing Party at The City of West Hollywood Park on March 2, 2014 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Michael Kovac/Getty Images for EJAF)
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LOS ANGELES (AP) - From the Oscars red carpet to the TV smash "Empire," Dolce & Gabbana is everywhere in Hollywood. But might that soon change?

Several celebrities have joined the boycott bandwagon launched by Elton John after fashion designers Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana criticized same-sex parents and the use of in vitro fertilization in an Italian magazine, calling the resulting children "synthetic."

Courtney Love, Ricky Martin, talk-show host Andy Cohen and "American Horror Story" creator Ryan Murphy are among those pledging to ditch their Dolce & Gabbana clothes and support the boycott.

"My D&G shirts are going in the bin- don't want ANYONE to wear them," tennis star Martina Navratilova posted on Twitter.

Murphy said not only will he personally cease to wear the brand, he won't allow the characters in any of his shows to wear it, either.

Dolce & Gabbana has been popular on red carpets and TV and film screens for years. Channing Tatum and David Oyelowo wore the brand's tuxedoes to the Oscars. "The Theory of Everything" star Felicity Jones chose one of D&G's gowns for the Critics' Choice Awards. Mindy Kaling recently donned a colorful frock from the designers on her show, "The Mindy Project." Taraji P. Henson, as Cookie Lyons, has also worn Dolce & Gabbana on the Fox hit "Empire."

Blogger Perez Hilton, who runs a website about fashion and celebrity, thinks the designers' comments could hurt their Hollywood relationships.

"If a stylist or a celebrity has a choice of a designer to wear right now, I don't think anybody will be choosing Dolce & Gabbana," he said. "Because they haven't just offended gay people, they've offended people across the board."

Most shoppers wouldn't be in a financial position to boycott the designers. A man's pullover sweater costs $1,100; a cocktail dress could top $6,000.

Martin blasted the designers on Twitter Sunday, saying their voices are too powerful to spread such hate.

"Wake up, its 2015," he wrote. "Luv urselves guys."

Dolce and Gabbana are both gay and were previously in a relationship with each other.

"To see two very successful gay men with a large platform use that to promote small-mindedness infuriates me," Hilton said. "We should be promoting openness and acceptance."

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