Oh Dolce!

Dolce Gabbana is at it once more.

This time one of their ads is showing a “gangbang”.

When is it OK to show your personal side in business?

It’s interesting to me what can be done to make a dollar. I’m not against the ad or for the ad. I’m just disappointed that a brand I use to adore is coming under so much scrutiny because the owners are testing the waters to get attention.  In my opinion.

According to the hype that’s going around, not only are “feminist” in an uproar, fashion consultant publicist Kelly Cutrone was pissed when she saw the ad.

She went to twitter and blasted the Dolce Gabbana duo. @KellyCutrone 

Recently in the news about their views on artificial insemination and what they call “synthetic children”.

There’s a boycott of their brand and several people have weighed in, for and against the men.

Famed singer songwriter Elton John and talkshow hostess Ellen Degeneres has joined the boycott.

I guess I need to keep up because even a writer from Forbes.Com weighed in…

{Throughout their multi-year criminal tax ordeal, the public and the media seemed to be behind the Italian billionaires.

That was so despite their more than $1.65 billion net worth—each. The public didn’t mind when they were alleged to have sold their company, stuffing money offshore away from the tax man. The sale of the Dolce & Gabbana label to Luxembourg-based Gado may primarily have been a tax shelter. Financially, Italy ended up making out just fine, collecting 343.3 million euros in fines and restitution from the pair. Several courts found them guilty of tax evasion, imposing 18 month jail sentences while prosecutors sought heftier three-year prison terms. In the end, though, the pair were vindicated and ruled not guilty by Italy’s highest court. So now D&G are OK with the taxman but not with Elton John. And yet taxes have a way of getting into virtually everything. Curiously, the subject of taxation and egg donations has hit the U.S. court system. Earlier this year, the U.S. Tax Court concluded that amounts received by an egg donor were taxable.}

Well Dolce & Gabbana, whatever are you going to do next?

Do you think their brand should be boycotted because of their personal views?

Sources:

=== Pagesix.com

http://pagesix.com/2015/03/16/feminists-outraged-over-dolce-gabbanas-gang-bang-ad/?_ga=1.118984521.172018553.1427138755

=== EOnline.com

http://m.eonline.com/news/638371/ellen-degeneres-portia-de-rossi-weigh-in-on-dolce-gabbana-synthetic-babies-remarks

=== Forbes.com

http://www.forbes.com/sites/robertwood/2015/03/17/dolce-gabbana-tax-cheats-ok-parent-bashing-not/

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