Stars including Victoria Beckham, Courtney Love, and Michelle Visage have backed Elton John in boycotting Dolce & Gabbana – after disparaging comments about ‘non-traditional’ families.

Legendary fashion designers Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana – who are gay themselves –made the controversial comments in an interview this week, when they said in part: “We oppose gay adoptions. 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.”

Sir Elton John – who has sons Zachary and Elijah with his husband David Furnish – told the pair: ” How dare you refer to my beautiful children as ‘synthetic’… your archaic thinking is out of step with the times, just like your fashions. I shall never wear Dolce and Gabbana ever again.”

Other stars have rushed to join the singer in condemning the fashion icons.

RuPaul’s Drag Race and Celebrity Big Brother star Michelle Visage tweeted PinkNews: “maybe they should shut up and pay their taxes”.

Singer Courtney Love added: “Just round up all my Dolce & Gabbana pieces, I want to burn them. I’m just beyond words and emotions. Boycott senseless bigotry! #boycottD&G”

John Barrowman said: “I just read the article. @dolcegabbana sound IGNORANT and STUPID. I agree with @eltonjohndotcom #BoycottDolceGabbana”

Victoria Beckham wrote: “Sending love to Elton David Zachary Elijah & all the beautiful IVF babies x vb”

The pair have defended their comments – with Dolce insistent that he does not judge those for starting a family in a “non-traditional way”.

The statement read: “I was talking about my personal view, without judging other people’s choices and decisions. I’m Sicilian and I grew up in a traditional family, made up of a mother, a father and children. I am very well aware of the fact that there are other types of families and they are as legitimate as the one I’ve known… But in my personal experience, family had a different configuration. That is the place where I learnt the values of love and family.”