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Dolce & Gabbana won’t be bullied by intolerant celebs; they say, ‘boycott Elton John’

Fashion designers Dolce & Gabbana have fired back at award-winning recording artist Elton John’s calls for his fans to boycott the brand in what may be the most flamboyant battle in social media history.

Stefano Gabbana called John a “fascist” in one post Monday, and in another wrote #BoycottEltonJohn, a response to John’s #BoycottDolce&Gabbana campaign.

Gabbana also posted several pictures to support his argument, including one of a mother and chid with the tags #dgmamma #dgfamily and another that said “Je Suis D&G, “a reference to the “Je Suis Charlie” hashtag used after the Charlie Hebdo attacks in Paris.

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#boycottdolcegabbana ️this is intolleranza x i pareri differenti!!! Io ti condanno perché non la pensi come me!!!?? Pazzia!!! È come se io boicottassi lui perché ha avuto 2 figli in vitro!! Non sono mica scemo!!! Tolleranza

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The new fragrance #boycottdolcegabbana A photo posted by stefanogabbana (@stefanogabbana) on

Ok. Openly gay Dolce and Gabbana are homophobes?

Think #dgfamily

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@silviabraz #dgmamma #dgfamily A photo posted by stefanogabbana (@stefanogabbana) on

@myfashland Mamma #dgmamma #dgfamily

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#dgfamily A photo posted by stefanogabbana (@stefanogabbana) on

The hullabaloo started after the openly gay Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana, founders of the Dolce & Gabbana fashion house, expressed their support for traditional families and their disapproval of gay adoptions and in vitro fertilization to Italian magazine Panorama last week.

That prompted an enraged John to fire off an Instagram post excoriating the designing duo.

Unfortunately for the designers, the #BoycottEltonJohn hashtag and related hashtag #SupportDolceGabbana have been tweeted only about 3,000 times, as opposed to the #BoycotDolceGabbana hashtag that has received over 30,000 tweets according to BBC News.

The Twitterverse has chimed in with other views and snark — with one tweeter calling it “A war for the gay-ges.”

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Carmine Sabia

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