People say and do shitty things all the time. Sometimes we, as consumers, get lucky and have the opportunity to do something about the shitty thing that someone has said.
Since Dolce & Gabbana decided to share their views on IVF children, surrogacy, and traditional families with the public, we get the opportunity to show them how we feel (if how we feel is offended and disgusted that they would use their celebrity to call children conceived through IVF “synthetic”, and refer to surrogates as having “wombs for rent” and spewing their hypocritical, anti-gay propaganda by saying “the only family is the traditional one. Life has a natural flow, there are things that should not be changed. One is the family.”) by joining in the boycott of Dolce & Gabbana goods and/or by selling any goods of theirs we have and donating to an infertility organization, or making a donation outright in their names.
I am incensed because the definition of the adjective synthetic is, “(of a substance) made by chemical synthesis, especially to imitate a natural product.” Children, no matter how they are conceived, are not products and those conceived through IVF are not imitations of a natural product. The implication makes me want to vomit.
So, please, consider using your outrage for good in the form of donating (in any amount) to one or more of a number of infertility organizations:
Synthetic my mother fucking ass.