Monday, March 16, 2015

$300 undershirts, $800 jeans and the opinions of Messrs. Dolce and Gabbana are equally irrelevant

Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana, the Italian fashion designers, made some outrageously offensive comments to Italian magazine Panorama over the weekend about children born through IVF, or in vitro fertilization. They called them "children of chemistry, synthetic children. Uteruses for rent, semen chosen from a catalog."

Why do we give a flying fuck? Although gay and once (at least through 2005) life partners, the two men are simply regurgitating the teachings of the Catholic Church which is the source of their stupidity.

In response Elton John immediately called for a boycott of Dolce & Gabbana. You know what? I don't give a rat's ass about what he has to say either. He entertained at Rush Limbaugh's wedding. How outrageous was that?

Worldwide we give far too much credit to celebrities for wisdom that they do not possess.  I think that I have a Dolce & Gabbana belt around here somewhere. Beyond that, I don't care except for the fact that the two idiots behind that brand just couldn't keep their mouths shut. It's a business guys and you are not supposed to alienate customers.

More importantly, why should I care about their opinions on anything other than fashion? They just demonstrated their ineptitude at public relations. Do they know any more than the gay guy who cuts my hair? Probably not.

I never did care much for Elton John's music. It's a matter of personal taste but I give him credit for selling a zillion albums. I really don't care what he thinks about anything other than music.

Celebrity is attained through a combination of skill in a particular field and stupendous ambition. The fact that we give these people credit for knowing anything else reflects our collective stupidity without which "celebrity" might not exist in the first place.

By the way, I have both that T-shirt and the jeans. Except that mine say Hanes and Levis respectively on the labels. Maybe Fruit of the Loom which has nothing to do with gay people weaving.

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