UPDATE ON THE DOLCE & GABBANA RACISM FIASCO
Following the accusations of racism towards Dolce & Gabbana that concluded with their show in Shanghai being cancelled, several Chinese e-commerce players such Alibaba, JD, Secoo, VIPshop and Netease have decided to drop the brand’s collection from their marketplace. International retailer group Yoox Net-a-Porter joined the protest by announcing that they will pull all D&G products from their Chinese speaking platforms, Net-a-porter, Mr Porter and Yoox.com.
D&G stores in Beijing have been guarded by police as precautionary measures, while one of their Milan flagship store were swarmed by protesters of Chinese descents. Dozens of them line up in front of the store, each carrying a sign that says “Not Me” – alluding to Gabbana’s defense for his widespread racist filled chat.
Around 24 hours after the whole incident, the fashion house finally released an apology. Both Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana appeared in a video where they ask forgiveness to the people of China. Dolce started by saying that he was raised to respect various cultures, and so he regrets for “having the mistake of misinterpret yours.” He then added, “We’ve always been very crazy about China, we’ve visited it a lot. We’ve been to many cities. We love your culture.”
The man of the hour, Gabbana then followed, stating that “we will never forget what happened, and surely it will never happen again.” The pair then closed the video by saying sorry in Mandarin. You can see the video below.
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