Zoe Saldaña won’t stop wearing her Dolce & Gabbana attire anytime soon, and she doesn’t understand what the fuss is about.
Responding to the controversy following remarks by the company’s founders, Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana, regarding same-sex parenting, the actress told E! News that the fashion duo has the right to speak their mind.
“No! Not at all, that would be the stupidest thing if it affected my fashion choice,” Saldaña said during the 2015 GLAAD Media Awards when asked if she would follow Ricky Martin and Sir Elton John in boycotting the fashion line. “People are allowed to their own opinion. However, I wouldn’t have chosen to be so public about something that’s such a person thing.”
She continued, “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?”
The “Avatar” actress’ comments come a week after an Italian magazine published an interview with Dolce and Gabbana in which they voiced their objections to non-traditional families, calling children conceived via IVF “chemical off springs” and “synthetic children.”
“We oppose gay adoptions. The only family is the traditional one,” the pair, who are both gay and were previously a couple, said to Panorama. “No chemical offsprings and rented uterus: life has a natural flow, there are things that should not be changed.”
Dolce added, "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."
Once their comments surfaced online, celebrities like John, Martin, Madonna, Andy Cohen and others voiced their decision to boycott the company.
Saldaña, a new mother of twins, was not one of them.
“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,” she said. “I do think things are lost in translation.”
She added, “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.'”
Dolce and Gabbana have since spoken out about their choice of words, with Gabbana saying, "It was never our intention to judge other people's choices. We do believe in freedom and love."