Dolce & gabbana cancels china show amid ‘racist’ ad controversy

by MR Magazine Staff

Dolce & Gabbana was just hours away from welcoming guests to a huge fashion show in China. Now, amid accusations of racism, the event has been postponed, according to the luxury brand’s official Weibo account. The fashion house has found itself embroiled in controversy over a series of videos released on social media. By the time the postponement was announced, a number of celebrity invitees had already said they would not be attending the show, which was due to take place in Shanghai Wednesday evening. Three 40-second spots, aired on the Italian brand’s Instagram, Facebook and Twitter profiles, as well as its Weibo account in China, show an Asian model struggling to eat Italian food with chopsticks. The videos were created to promote “The Great Show,” which is billed by the fashion house as a “tribute to China.” Read more at CNN Style.