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Madonna responds passionately to Dolce & Gabbana controversy

Madonna is giving Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana a schooling in what family really means.

The pop star took to Instagram Wednesday to respond to controversy surrounding the Italian designers, who came under fire after disapproving of same-sex adoption and saying babies born through in vitro fertilization are "children of chemistry, synthetic children ... semen chosen from a catalog" during a recent interview.

In her Instagram post, Madonna shared a photo from her 2010 Dolce & Gabbana campaign, in which she portrayed an Italian housewife and posed with a baby. In the caption, she wrote that the soul of any child cannot be synthetic and concluded with some advice: "Think before you speak."

After celebrities like Elton John, Ricky Martin and Courtney Love joined the #BoycottDolceGabbana backlash, the designers responded, saying their comments stemmed from their traditional upbringings.

"I'm Sicilian and I grew up in a traditional family, made up of a mother, a father and children ... This is the reality in which I grew up, but it does not imply that I don't understand different ones. I was talking about my personal view, without judging other people's choices and decisions," Dolce said, in part.

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