Zoe Saldana Weighs In on Dolce & Gabbana Boycott: ‘Why Are We Still Talking About It?’ (Video)

“Guardians of the Galaxy” actress told TheWrap at Saturday’s GLAAD Awards that she will continue to wear D&G

Last Updated: March 23, 2015 @ 12:48 AM

“Guardians of the Galaxy” actress and mother-of-twins Zoe Saldana is the latest star to weigh in on the controversy surrounding Stefano Gabbana and Domenico Dolce’s “synthetic children” comments.

“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.”

Elton John, who has two sons with husband David Furnish, immediately blasted the pair and called for a boycott of the Dolce & Gabbana brand.

“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  “Scandal” star Kerry Washington, who delivered a powerful speech about diversity and equality after receiving the Vanguard Award for being a significant ally of the LGBT community. Director Roland Emmerich took home the Steven F. Klozak award for his work in eliminating homophobia within the entertainment industry.

Read the complete list of winners from the 2015 GLAAD Media Awards.


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