Dolce & Gabbana dumped by Chinese online retailers over racist ads & posts

Dolce & Gabbana a history of PR disasters

Dolce & Gabbana products have been dropped by e-commerce giants Alibaba, JD and Yoox Net-A-Porter and its Shanghai fashion show has been cancelled in the wake of the brand's latest racism furore.

The controversy started when the luxury fashion company released a video showing a female Chinese model being told by a male voice how to use chopsticks to eat various Italian dishes.

Earlier this week, D&G cofounder Stefano Gabbana labelled China a "country of sh*t" and "ignorant dirty smelling mafia" in an inflammatory Instagram exchange. The two men then alternate making a statement in Italian, which included Gabbana saying "We offer our sincerest apologies to Chinese people worldwide,"and Dolce saying, "We hope our misunderstanding of Chinese culture can be forgiven".

The 85-second video with Chinese subtitles was posted on China's Twitter-like platform, Weibo.

Gabbana and the company denied it was him who sent the derogatory comments in an apology posted to social media accounts, saying he was hacked.

On Friday, Dolce & Gabbana products were not available in China on major e-commerce sites Taobao and JD.com, as well as smaller platforms Kaola and Secoo. (Not to mention the fact that that pasta likely descended from Asian noodles, so there's really no need for Dolce & Gabbana to be schooling the Chinese in Italian cuisine.) It's that exhausted old trope of Europeans coming to the East to teach them their ways.

But the backlash has continued as retailers in China retreated from the brand.

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According to data compiled by Bloomberg, Chinese consumers spent over $100 billion on luxury purchases previous year - one-third of the global total.

"Our families have always taught us to respect the various cultures in all the world, and this is why we want to ask for your forgiveness if we have made mistakes in interpreting yours", the fashion designers said, speaking in Italian.

"We have nothing but respect for China and the people of China", the apology message read.

Gabbana: We will never forget this experience and it will certainly never happen again. Some felt the D&G video played on Western stereotypes of Chinese tourists carrying chopsticks with them and struggling to eat Western cuisine - even if they can afford designer clothing. As demand for acquisition opportunities among both fashion conglomerates and private equity funds has pushed luxury valuations skyward, Gabbana and Dolce have consistently said they'd never consider selling.

It's not the first time Dolce & Gabbana has drawn controversy. A crowd also protested outside the brand's flagship store in Milan, reported the South China Morning Post.

Celebrities including "Memoirs of a Geisha" movie star Zhang Ziyi criticized the brand, while singer Wang Junkai said he had terminated an agreement to be the brand's ambassador. Go and make money in other countries, there's none for you here in China, ' one user wrote.

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