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Protestors target Dolce & Gabbana London flagship

Protestors gathered outside Dolce & Gabbana’s London flagship earlier today following the designers’ controversial comments opposing gay adoption and IVF.

Around 50 individuals took part in the hour-long demonstration on Bond Street, in support of an international boycott of the label called for by Sir Elton John earlier in the week.

Signs held by the campaigners read “D&G – shame on you!” and “put labels on clothes, not children.”

In a statement Peter Tatchell, co-organiser of the protest, said the duo has “stabbed [the gay community] in the back.”

“Dolce and Gabbana are entitled to their views but we are entitled to protest against them. We urge everyone - gay and straight - to boycott their clothes,” he added. “It’s intolerable for these designers to make millions out of the gay community and then turn around and insult our families.”

The other co-organiser of the protest, Edwin Sesange, director of the Out and Proud Diamond Group, called for the pair to withdraw their statements and apologise.

It comes as part of a backlash against Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana following an interview with Italian magazine Panorama last weekend.

In the piece, Dolce was quoted as saying: “I call children of chemistry, synthetic children. Rented uterus, semen chosen from a catalogue”, as well as other slurs aimed at non-traditional families.

The protest was organised by human rights group the Peter Tatchell Foundation, and African LGBT organisation the Out and Proud Diamond Group.

In a statement given to the Guardian, Dolce defended his comments by insisting he does not judge those for starting a family in a “non-traditional way”.

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