Here are some photos of Zoe Saldana and her husband Marco Perego at this weekend’s GLAAD Media Awards in LA. Zoe wore this red Cushnie et Ochs dress which… looks okay. She looks pretty in red. She looks sort of tired, which she probably is considering she and Marco have four-month-old twin boys at home. And I find it so refreshing that she hasn’t gotten back down to her pre-pregnancy weight. She looks great!
But enough with the nice stuff. While she was on the red carpet for this GLAAD event, Zoe was asked about Stefano Gabbana and Domenico Dolce’s comments about gay parents, children born from IVF and Elton John’s call to boycott the designers. To recap, Gabbana said: “The only family is the traditional one. No chemical offsprings and rented uterus: life has a natural flow, there are things that should not be changed. You are born to a mother and a father — or at least that’s how it should be. I call children of chemistry, synthetic children. Rented uterus, semen chosen from a catalog.” Elton John’s boycott has been pretty successful on the celebrity front – he’s got people like Madonna, Ricky Martin, Ellen DeGeneres, Victoria Beckham and many more bashing Dolce & Gabbana publicly and agreeing to a boycott. And this whole time, Dolce and Gabbana have been calling their detractors “fascists” and “medieval” for reacting to their statements.
So, when Zoe was asked about it at the GLAAD event, her response was… um… unusual. Especially given that she was at the GLAAD Media Awards! She chose that event to come out for saying Dolce & Gabbana’s terrible comments were no big deal. Here’s her response when asked if Dolce & Gabbana’s comments would cause her to throw out her D&G clothes:
“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. 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? 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.”
I really, really dislike her for using the “lost in translation” card. Dolce & Gabbana aren’t even using the “mistranslated” excuse in the half-dozen interviews they’ve done IN PERFECT ENGLISH in the past week. They said what they meant and they meant what they said. The issue isn’t that they meant to say something other than “your baby is synthetic and gay families are an abomination.” The issue is that they really and truly believe that and they said out loud and they don’t want to face the consequences of other people reacting negatively to their opinions. But it’s no biggie to Zoe because she still gets free Dolce & Gabanna gowns, right?
Photos courtesy of WENN, Fame/Flynet.