A parody of Dolce & Gabbana’s racist ads that infuriated their Chinese market has turned the tables for good retribution.
The original ads, which show an Asian woman struggling to eat Italian food with chopsticks, eventually led to the cancellation of the brand’s fashion show scheduled on Nov. 21 in Shanghai.
In the wake of the uproar, a fashion blogger called “Serena Hottie” produced an ingenious parody starring American author Nathan Rich.
In the two-minute spoof, Rich plays a foreign guy struggling to eat Chinese food with fork and knife.
Like D&G’s clips, he is served three dishes: baozi, snow fungus soup and beef noodles.
The parody strikes home as Rich misuses the utensils at hand, helplessly attempting to eat.
The spoof, first posted on Weibo, briefly went viral before mysteriously disappearing.
Nonetheless, thousands managed to share the post, which was then reuploaded elsewhere.
The scandal, which erupted this week, escalated when D&G founder Stefano Gabbana allegedly called China a “country of s**t” while responding to an Instagram user who called him out.
However, the Italian designer has since denied making such comments, claiming that his account had been hacked.
Models participating in the Shanghai fashion show backed out and apparently contributed to its cancellation.
A slew of Chinese celebrities have also boycotted the brand, including Zhang Ziyi, Chen Kun, Li Bingbing, Dilraba Dilmurat, Mu Ziyang, Huang Xiao Ming, Wang Junkai and Liang Jingkang, according to Diet Prada.
Zhang, who starred in “Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon,” was among the first celebrities to slam D&G, stating that she and everyone in her management team will no longer buy and use the brand’s products. She also posted an image of a speech bubble on her Weibo account that reads, “You dropped your s**t, I’m returning it to you.”
Meanwhile, Wang Junkai and Dilraba Dilmurat, D&G’s ambassadors in China and Asia-Pacific, terminated their deals with the company, China Daily reported.