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Just months after Dolce & Gabbana published a racially-insensitive ad and designer Stefano Gabbana made racist comments against the Chinese people, the fashion label is once again infuriating Chinese netizens.
This time, the Italian luxury fashion brand has drawn the public ire for selling a new line of clothes with designs inspired by the Lunar New Year.
The Chinese model who took part in Dolce & Gabbana’s controversial advertisement is speaking out to apologize for her involvement and claims that the commercial “completely ruined” her career.
The Italian luxury fashion brand was forced to cancel a runway show in Shanghai and apologize to Chinese people after a series of ads called “Eating with Chopsticks” drew major backlash for racial stereotyping, South China Morning Post reported.
Dolce & Gabbana apologized after the luxury fashion brand released a racist ad showing an Asian model attempting to eat Italian food with chopsticks, but it was too little, too late as netizens around the world expressed their disgust.
The ad not only resulted in backlash, but the subsequent apology video from designers Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana also drew criticism.
Dolce & Gabbana’s founders have released an apology video to their Chinese customers on Friday to address the controversy sparked by the fashion brand’s racially offensive posts last week.
In its “DG Loves China” marketing campaign, the company portrayed an Asian woman having trouble trying to eat a pizza, cannoli and spaghetti with chopsticks.
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.
Fashion house Dolce & Gabbana was reportedly forced to cancel their Shanghai show after releasing ads that featured an Asian model helplessly trying to eat Italian food with chopsticks.
The “instructional” ads, which have now been deleted, targeted the Chinese market for the brand’s latest “DG Loves China” campaign; one which has already faced controversy for racism in the past.