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Saldana: No Boycott

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Zoë Saldana is not joining the boycott against fashion designers Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana.

The designers, who are themselves gay, caused a firestorm last week when they gave an interview to a magazine saying that they opposed gay couples having families of their own.

“You are born to a mother and a father, or at least that’s how it should be,” Mr. Dolce said in the interview. “I call children of chemistry, synthetic children. Rented uterus, semen chosen from a catalog.”

“I’m gay; I cannot have a child,” said Dolce. “Life has its natural course, there are things that must not be changed. And one of these is the family.”

“We oppose gay adoptions. The only family is the traditional one,” said Gabbana.

Reaction to the interview was swift, with Elton John leading the way. “How dare you refer to my beautiful children as ‘synthetic,'” he said. “Your archaic thinking is out of step with the times, just like your fashions. I shall never wear Dolce and Gabbana ever again.”

Other stars joining the boycott included Ellen DeGeneres and Ricky Martin. But Saldana will not be taking part in the boycott. “That would be the stupidest thing, if it affected my fashion choice,” she said. “People are allowed to their own opinion. However, I wouldn’t have chosen to be so public about something that’s such a personal thing. Obviously it’s caused some sensitivity, but then again, if you continue to follow the news, you see they all kinda hugged it out, so why are we making a big deal about it?”

“I’m certainly not going to stop wearing Dolce, and I’m certainly not going to be refuting when they are adopting synthetic children, however they wanted to say it,” Saldana added. “I do think things are lost in translation.

Dolce and Gabbana photo courtesy of Huffington Post.

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18 thoughts on “Saldana: No Boycott

  1. Hey, Elton: What’s that expression again about throwing stones and living in glasses houses…?

    I’m not gay, but your sexual preferences and opinions don’t prevent me from enjoying your music or even supporting you by purchasing it. Why should these gay guys’ opinions on gays stop you from buying what they produce? Imagine if we lived in *that* world…

  2. Right, because all “traditional” families are always flawless. I’d say if two people are suitable parents their gender shouldn’t matter.

  3. Seriously. Sometimes I wonder why I keep coming to this fan site. Then I see the other Trek fan news sites and realize this one is still the best even with it’s flaws.

  4. Tell that to the emotionally abused children of same-sex parents. The LGBT mafia loves to shut them up, but the pain these children face are still very real. It is a human right that every child should be raised by their birth mother and father. I get that life isn’t perfect, but instead of trying to fix that problem, we seem hell bent on making it worse. This issue isn’t about so-called “gay rights,” it’s about the rights of children. Some how people seem more concerned with the feelings of a few supposedly grown up people instead of grown and developing children. It’s wrong, no matter what the courts might say.

  5. I read the next day that Elton was seen with a Dolce and Gabbana bag. Oops.

  6. This has ZERO to do with Star Trek past JJ’s wannabe Uhura putting her two cents in, but whatever. Here goes mine: Boycotts are mostly stupid and very much over used. I’m sick of everything becoming political and the way it feels like only people with similar political views are allowed to like certain things and blah, blah, blah.

    Tell me that every single person that in some capacity works for Elton John or a business he deals with is 100% for same-sex couples and marriage? You can’t anymore than one can say that everyone that works for Chick-a-fila is against same-sex marriage. My point is that we are all far more intertwined as a society than these people want to make it out to be and you end up hurting people that might agree with you. I hear the argument from some “We’ll, they should get a new job.”, but that isn’t always so easy. People have to work and many get the work they can find and deal with it.

    I am strongly for traditional marriage and religious freedom and yet I still like a lot of Elton John’s music. I’m not going to let his personal life or views impact what I enjoy for my entertainment. I still will watch the few Spielberg films I like and I’ll still watch Star Trek when George Takie shows up. However, because I enjoy the works these men have done does not mean I’m somehow bound to agree with them. I still have my own mind, as should everyone.

    I just think people need to grow up and stop being so childish. Gay’s claim they are for love and I say: prove it. Don’t boycott and spew hate at those you don’t agree with. Rather, deal with your adversaries with love and kindness. Ditto to my fellow Christians.

  7. What, then, will you say to emotionally abused children of heteronormative parents? “Oh don’t worry kids, you have a daddy and a mommy; even if they treat you awfully, you’re still better off than your friends with gay parents.”

    Unsuitable parents are unsuitable parents; it matters not what their sexual orientation may be. It should be a human right that every child should be raised by LOVING parents, period.nemotionally abused children of same-sex parents

  8. What an absolutely ridiculous comment. You’re saying that all children raised by a same sex couple would be emotionally abused? That’s incredibly ignorant. There are plenty of emotionally abused children raised by heterosexual couples. To suggest that it’s their “right” to be raised by abusive or dysfunctional parents just because they are biologically related is absurd.

  9. “Obviously it’s caused some sensitivity, but then again, if you continue
    to follow the news, you see they all kinda hugged it out, so why are we
    making a big deal about it?”
    Including giving a damn what Zoe Saldana has to say about it? I have no idea. This really is a stupid “news’ item, especially for a Star Trek site.

  10. “Gay man calls for boycott of another gay man because he doesn’t like his opinions on gays”.
    Was that easier for you to comprehend?

  11. Man, it would be really cool if I could come to a Trek news site and just see… Trek news…

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