It’s good to know when to just sit down, shut the fuck up, sip on your tea, and let some shit marinate inside your own medulla oblongata, but apparently Dolce & Gabbana, the creative directors behind on the world’s largest labels didn’t get the memo and so when asked how they feel about gay marriage and gay parents, the two issued the kind of statements that have ignited the Twitterverse and then some:

“The only family is the traditional one. Life has its natural course, there are things that must not be changed. And one of these is the family.’

As you can imagine, this did not sit well with many in Hollywood, particularly singer Elton John, who issued his own verbal slap as several other stars readied their own:

Your archaic thinking is out of step with the times, just like your fashions.”


– verbal SLAP


Of course D&G tried to back-track and offer this olive branch…

“I’m Sicilian and I grew up in a traditional family, made up of a mother, a father and children. I am very well aware of the fact that there are other types of families and they are as legitimate as the one I’ve known…But in my personal experience, family had a different configuration. That is the place where I learnt the values of love and family.”

But in a sad case of too little, too late, Elton John went further, calling on all his friends to boycott the label. He received support from writer/director Ryan Murphy, Ricky Martin (who both have children with their partners), and even Sharon Stone through her glorious face and into the mix as she is the mother of three adopted sons.


Sharon Stone has an ‘untraditional family’ as the mother of 3 adopted sons


And who are Dolce & Gabbana to talk? Since when did ‘traditional Catholics’ believe in tax evasion? Because the two have been cheating the Italian government for YEARS on that.

And all that money could have fed all those ‘gaybies’.


Stay tuned, because this is sure to cause more heat than any recent D&G collection.

Triston is an American jetset performance artist, writer, event organizer, and activist based in Europe. As a freelance journalist, he has covered both the underground and mainstream aspects of the arts, culture, music, entertainment, travel, fashion and Fashion Week in several cities, including New York, London, Berlin, Istanbul, Sydney, Bangkok, Hong Kong, and Tokyo to name a few. He has been published in The Huffington Post, Trespass (London), Adaras Magazine (Miami) as well as featured in publications such as the New York Times, Vogue Italia, Turkish Huriyet and other on-line and print magazines in the U.S. and internationally. He recently released his memoir on life in Europe, 'Heaux Confessionals'. As a solo performer and with his band $kandal Du$t, he has toured in some of the world's most renowned clubs, simultaneously maintaining an underground renaissance, blurring the lines of all that is traditional and leaving his indelible, and ultimately unforgettable impression. There is no divide.

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