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Bill Maher Pushes Back Against #BoycottDolceGabbana: 'What Is The Point of Attacking People Who Are 95% On Your Side?' - VIDEO

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On Friday's editorial New Rule, Real Time host Bill Maher took aim at various news stories he deemed examples of "intolerance" among those on the political left: Elton John's feud with Dolce & Gabbana over the designers' "synthetic baby" comments, the backlash against The Economist after its cover story image on America's Latinos featured chile peppers, Smith College president apologizing for sending out an email saying "All Lives Matter" instead of "Black Lives Matter," the all-women's Mount Holyoke College canceling a performance of "The Vagina Monologues" because of concerns the play was not inclusive enough for trans women, and more. 

Said Maher:

You can't sell handbags now if you only agree with Elton John almost all the time? In Syria ISIS is throwing gay people off buildings. Maybe there are bigger battles to fight. We liberals always talk about how the right needs to rein in its crazies, but the left has some crazy reining in to do to. 

See why Maher's pissed, AFTER THE JUMP...

In a related video from Friday's episode, Maher and his guests Zachary Quinto, Barney Frank, S.E. Cupp and Jay Famiglietti discussed America's progress on gay rights in relation to other Western countries.

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Zoe Saldana Doesn't Think Dolce & Gabbana's Anti-gay Remarks Should Affect Her Fashion Choice: VIDEO

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Actress Zoe Saldana is the latest celebrity to weigh in on Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana’s “synthetic children” and gay adoption remarks and despite vocal outcry from multiple celebrities against the designers, Saldana voiced her support for them, saying she won’t stop wearing Dolce & Gabbana reports E! Online. Saldana said that changing her fashion choices because of the fashion duo’s unpopular opinions would be the "stupidest thing."

Said Saldana: 

"No! Not at all, that would be the stupidest thing if it affected my fashion choice…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. 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. I do think things are lost in translation…

"My husband (Marco Perego) is from Italy and if I judged him based on the words that he misuses in our English language he wouldn't be here today. It's like ‘Look people, have a drink, relax, it's okay.’ Obviously it 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?"

Watch Saldana weigh in on the D&G controversy at the GLAAD Media Awards red carpet this weekend, AFTER THE JUMP...

The D&G design duo uttered the now infamous remarks in an interview with Panorama magazine, saying that they oppose gay adoptions. Also, Dolce’s comments calling children born of "chemistry," a reference to IVF, "synthetic children," angered several celebrities including Elton John, Madonna, Sharon Stone and Ricky Martin.

Said Dolce:

"You are born to be a mother and a father. Or at least that's how it should be. I call children of chemistry, synthetic children. Rented wombs, semen chosen from a catalog."

D&gDolce and Gabbana have since backpedaled on their original statements and choice of words, with Gabbana stating "It was never our intention to judge other people’s choices. We do believe in freedom and love." Dolce mirrored Gabbana’s statement saying "I was talking about my personal view, without judging other people’s choices and decisions." Despite the vocal backlash from LGBT supporters, Dolce and Gabbana have since received support, whether they want it or not, from the National Organization for Marriage who called the designers "wonderful advocates for the true definitions of marriage and family."

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#BoycottDolceGabbana Grows As Gay Rights Supporters Picket Outside Flagship Store in London: VIDEO

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Gay rights supporters lined the walls outside Dolce & Gabbana's flagship store in London on Thursday to protest the fashion designers' comments about same-sex parenting and IVF babies, the London Evening Standard reports:

Campaigners from The Out and Proud Diamond Group held placards which said "D&G Homophobia is not fashionable!" in the protest next to the shop in Bond Street.

They were joined by leading gay rights activist Peter Tatchell as they called for shoppers to boycott D &G after the duo claimed children conceived through IVF were "synthetic".

Other protest banners read "Dolce & Gabbana - put labels on clothes, not families" and "Boycott D&G over their disrespect for gay families".

Watch footage of the demonstration, AFTER THE JUMP...

In related news earlier this week, the Huffington Post reported that international advertising agency DigitasLBi, which "counts Puma and eBay among its clients," announced it would drop the "D" and "G" from its name for a week and call itslef "iitasLBi".

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Bill Maher and his panelists Christine Quinn, Mercedes Schlapp, and former Rep. Jack Kingston also addressed the D&G controversy on Real Time last night, which you can check out AFTER THE JUMP.

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Andy Cohen Joins #BoycottDolceGabbana By Auctioning Off His D&G Suit to Support LGBT Families: VIDEO

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Andy Cohen is putting a creative spin on the #BoycottDolceGabbana campaign: auctioning off his D&G suit and donating the money to the Family Equality Council supporting LGBT families. 

On Watch What Happens Live! earlier this week, Cohen expressed his extreme displeasure with designers Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana, who last week stated their beliefs that "the only family is the traditional one" and that children born through in vitro fertilization were "synthetic."

Said Cohen:

As a gay man, I’ve seen my friends given an incredible opportunity to create very real families. There’s nothing ‘synthetic’ about any of the kids that call me Uncle Andy. So in the interest of making things a little better, I brought this from my own closet.

After pulling out his 2014 black wool Dolce and Gabbana suit (size 40R), Cohen announced he would be putting the suit up on Ebay, saying:

“Even though I love this suit, it wouldn’t be fun for me to wear it again. But it will be so much fun for me to have you wear it, knowing we were able to support an amazing cause while also screwing Dolce & Gabbana out of at least one sale.”

Watch Cohen's Mazel of the Day, AFTER THE JUMP...

And to bid on the suit yourself, visit HERE

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Madonna Fires Back at Dolce and Gabbana Over Parenting Comments: 'There Is Nothing Synthetic About a Soul!!'

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Maddona is throwing her rebel heart into the ring of the Dolce and Gabbana controversy after the designers stated their beliefs last week that "the only family is the traditional one" and that children born through in vitro fertilization were "synthetic."

Wrote the Material Girl on Instagram:

All babies contain a soul however they come to this earth and their families. There is nothing synthetic about a soul!! So how can we dismiss IVF and surrogacy? Every soul comes to us to teach us a lesson. God has his hand in everything even technology! We are arrogant to think Man does anything on his own. As above so below! Think before you speak.,,,,,,,,,,,❤️#livingforlove


D&G's Magazine Director Resigns Over #BoycottDolceGabbana Controversy

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Giuliano Federico, the editorial director of Dolce and Gabbana's online magazine Swide, has resigned following the Italian designers' controversial comments last week on same-sex parenting and in vitro fertilization.

Wrote Federico on his Facebook page:

FedericoDear Facebook friends,

I'm writing here to inform you all that today I’ve presented my resignation as editorial director at Swide.com, Dolce&Gabbana's magazine. It has been a difficult but clear decision. Over the last years, together with the editorial team and many indipendent contributors from all over the world, we've been telling tales from the past and the present about Italians and Italy, following the extraordinary way of Stefano and Domenico in making the italian culture and traditions a pop statement.

I believe that fashion designers should stay in their own routes simply designing clothes, even if Stefano and Domenico always successfully aimed in putting their own personal values into their collections.
Although recent personal opinions expressed by the two designers in the interview for Panorama magazine regarding the idea of family and the way human beings can create their own families, values that are central in the public italian political debate , are in total conflict with my personal believes and with my commitments towards civil rights in my country.
For this reason I’ve resigned from my role as editorial director atSwide.com. It is time that each of us makes little actions to claim their own believes.

I'm proud of being italian, proud of our past and traditions, but i believe that Italy can look at a more modern and equal future for our citizens and children. All children.

[h/t WOW Report]


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