More controversy for D&G.
Although they’re not strangers to controversy, Dolce & Gabbana once again found themselves in the thick of it as the fashion house was forced to cancel it’s upcoming Shanghai catwalk show.
The backlash started after the posting of what has been perceived to be a racist marketing campaign. The video in question showed a Chinese model eating Italian food with chopsticks, and although the video was taken down in under 24hrs, the damage was already done. With Diet_Prada first reporting the news and comments, the outcries worsened as a series of offensive comments were made on Stefano Gabbana and D&G’s Instagram accounts, while the posts were deleted and the brand claimed both accounts were hacked, screenshots were already making their rounds on social media along with the hashtag #BoycottDolce. As a result of the public backlash, local government and authorities forced the Italian brand to cancel the show.
See what went down in the images below:
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As @dolcegabbana prepares to mount their next runway show in Shanghai this coming evening (7:30PM) and the rest of Instagram fawns over what’s sure to be an overly lavish “love letter” to China, we’ll be wondering if we’ll see chopsticks as hair ornaments, take-out boxes as purses, or even kimonos misappropriated as Chinese costume. Time will tell. For now, we’ll let y’all simmer on this DM between Stefano and Dieter @michaelatranova (chronology is reversed in slides). Word has it that they’re still in the process of model casting (over 200 Asian girls scheduled)…wouldn’t let them walk the show if we were their agents lol. Also, curious what the Chinese government will think of their country being called shit basically…especially considering how strict they are on who to allow to enter the country on work visas based on a thorough social media background checks. • #DGTheGreatShow #DGlovesChina #runway #fashionshow #cancelled #racism #dolceandgabbana #altamoda #rtw #dgmillennials #stefanogabbana #shanghai #chinese #china #wtf #dumb #lame #asianmodel #asian #dietprada