“Why are we still talking about it?” Saldana asked TheWrap rhetorically at Saturday’s GLAAD Media Awards in Beverly Hills.
Her response came after a question about recent remarks from the openly gay fashion designers, who told an Italian magazine that they were against gay couples adopting children. “You are born to a mother and a father. Or at least that’s how it should be,” the pair said. “I call children of chemistry, synthetic children. Rented wombs, semen chosen from a catalog.”
“I don’t use words like ‘supporting’ or ‘non-supporting,’ it is what it is,” said Saldana, who shouted “Wear Dolce!” to photographers on the GLAAD red carpet at the Beverly Hilton Hotel.
“Look at them, they hugged it out! They all hugged it out, Elton was walking with a bag of Dolce,” Saldana said, referring to photographs of John carrying a Dolce & Gabbana shopping bag just days after calling for the boycott.
While Saldana was confident the pictures were a symbol of reconciliation, John hasn’t said anything to that effect. Dolce and Gabbana, however, walked back their statements in a sit-down with CNN.
“Maybe we chose the wrong words,” Gabbana said. “We love gay couples. We love gay adoption. We love everything. It’s just an expression of my private point of view.”
As for the GLAAD awards, they honored
11 Transgender Stars Weigh In on Trans Images in Entertainment (Exclusive)
In honor of Transgender Awareness Week, GLAAD and TheWrap partner to bring you these takes on representations in TV and Film
Chaz Bono, Transgender advocate, writer and musician
1. What transgender story or character has been particularly meaningful or impactful to you?
"'Boys Don't Cry' was important to me. It was about a year after I saw that film that I started to question my own gender identity. It's a difficult movie to watch, but it was the first image of a transgender man I'd ever seen in the mainstream media. Even though the character wasn't perfect and there was a tragic ending, I could still identify with Brandon. Seeing that film helped me figure out that I was transgender."
2. What is a common stereotype or cliché in stories about transgender people that you never want to see again?
"I'm so tired of seeing TV shows and films where transgender people are either victimized or killers. And too often those characters that are supposed to be transgender don't look or act anything like actual transgender people. People in the entertainment industry who are writing, casting, directing, and acting transgender roles have a responsibility to do their research and make it more realistic."
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