Dolce and Gabbana should “think” before they “speak” when expressing views about same-sex families and IVF, Madonna has declared in a swipe at the fashion duo.

The Rebel Heart singer is the latest celebrity to blast Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana, after the fashion pair caused widespread offence by slamming “non-traditional” same-sex parents and branding children born through IVF as “synthetic”.

Sir Elton John, who has two sons with his husband David Furnish, called the pair “hateful”, and urged for a boycott of the clothing label. Celebrities including Matt Lucas, Sharon Stone and Courtney Love this week announced their support for a boycott. Victoria Beckham, a close friend of Sir Elton John and David Furnish, also tweeted her “love” for IVF babies.

Yesterday, Madonna, who was named the face of Dolce & Gabbana in 2009 and appeared in several advertising campaigns for them, made her feelings about the subject plain for all to see. The Queen of Pop took to Instagram where she posted a picture of a baby sat on her chest as she modeled for the designer brand.

“All babies contain a soul however they comes to this earth and their families,” she said. “There is nothing synthetic about a soul!! So how can we dismiss IVF and surrogacy? Every soul comes to us to teach us a lesson. God has his hand in everything even technology! We are arrogant to think Man does anything on his own. As above so below! Think before you speak #livingforlove.”

Meanwhile, in their latest attempt at backtracking, Dolce and Gabbana have claimed that they “love gay couples”. In a new interview with CNN, the fashion legends tried to repair the rift – after days in which they accused Sir Elton of being a “fascist” and refused to apologise.

Gabbana told the network: “We love gay couples… We are gay. We love gay adoption. We love everything. It’s just an express of my private point of view.

Dolce said: “I love the music of Elton John. Every people resolve everything by talk… we start to talk, the problem is resolved. Every people [has] freedom for choosing what they want. This for me is democracy. I respect you because you choose what you want. I respect me because I choose what I want… This just my point of private view.”

Gabbana added: “Boycott Dolce & Gabbana for what? They don’t think like you? This is correct? This is not correct. We are in 2015. This is like medieval. It’s not correct.”

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