Dolce and Gabbana cancels Shanghai show over racism controversy

Nov 21, 2018 23:42 IST

Shanghai, [China] Nov 21(ANI): Fashion giant Dolce and Gabbana canceled their much-anticipated fashion show ‘The Great Show’ in Shanghai after getting embroiled in a racism controversy.

The Dolce and Gabbana‘s Instagram account confirmed the news on Wednesday.

“Our Instagram account has been hacked. So has the account of Stefano Gabbana. Our legal office is urgently investigating. We are very sorry for any distress caused by these unauthorized posts, comments, and direct messages. We have nothing but respect for China and the people of China,” the team wrote while apologising to the Chinese audience.

The fashion brand faced controversy over a series of videos released on social media. In the brand’s social media accounts, a 40-second video showed a Chinese model struggling to eat pizza with the help of chopsticks.

In two other videos, the same model was shown to attempt eating a cannoli and a bowl of spaghetti, while saying the phrase ‘Dolce and Gabbana‘, which was allegedly made to mock the way the Chinese people pronounce English words.

Before the postponement of the show was announced, several Chinese celebrities, including models, voted in favour of not attending the show, reported CNN.

This is isn’t the first time they got embroiled in such a controversy. In 2013, people protested in Hong Kong as they were stopped from taking photographs of the Dolce and Gabbana store. (ANI)

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