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Looks like Dolce & Gabbana is still in apology mode for derogatory comments its designers made about IVF and gay couples with children last year. The Guardian notes that D&G just introduced handbags and T-shirts that seem like a mea culpa for Domenico Dolce's remarks about "synthetic children" and "wombs for hire."
Stefano Gabbana's Instagram now shows both $400 T-shirts and bags that feature cartoon images of same-sex families.
This is an about-face from the statements last year in an Italian magazine that sparked a major D&G boycott from celebrities like Elton John and consumers. "We oppose gay adoptions," Dolce said in the interview, according to the Guardian. "The only family is the traditional one."
Dolce apologized last August in an interview with Vogue. "I’ve done some soul-searching. I’ve talked to Stefano a lot about this. I’ve realized that my words were inappropriate, and I apologize. They are just kids," he said.
A spokesperson for Dolce & Gabbana told the Guardian that the bags and tees would be in stores soon, and wouldn't comment on whether the products have been released in connection with an upcoming vote in Italy that would recognise same-sex civil unions.