Stefano Gabbana's Latest Problematic Statement Says That Chinese People Eat Dogs

UPDATE: The brand’s Shanghai fashion show has just been cancelled.

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UPDATE: Following the controversy, Dolce & Gabbana’s fashion show in Shanghai has been cancelled by the city’s Cultural Affairs Bureau. The designer also updated his Instagram, claiming that his profile got hacked and that he “loves China and the Chinese culture.”

 

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You saw it here first! What an interesting few hours spent wreaking havoc on @dolcegabbana ’s ill-fated #DGTheGreatShow while sitting on our couch juuling and eating gelato (not with chopsticks) lol. Thank you to @michaelatranova @helenatranova @anthxnyxo for sharing their DMs and to all the Chinese Dieters who furiously updated us with translations by the minute. For anyone that believes their account was actually hacked, see slide #2 of Stefano reposting the same DM on his stories before shit hit the fan. Oh the irony of him loving to cry “fake news” and promptly dishing it out himself via his and the brand IG account. Check our story highlight “#DGTheShitShow” for the full recap. • #DGTheGreatShow #DGlovesChina #runway #fashionshow #cancelled #racism #dolceandgabbana #altamoda #rtw #dgmillennials #stefanogabbana #shanghai #chinese #china #wtf #dumb #lame #asianmodel #asian #dietprada

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Another day, yet another controversy from one-half of luxury Italian label Dolce & Gabbana. During the recent year, Stefano Gabbana has made increasingly problematic statements, from calling Selena Gomez “ugly” to labelling the Kardashian family “cheap” – and now the designer has done it again.

After receiving backlash from its latest campaign which parodies Chinese culture with an instructional video on how to use chopsticks, the video has since been deleted from the brand’s platforms, including InstagramDiet Prada has now weighed in on the piece questioning its purpose and claiming that the video paints a “false stereotype of a people lacking refinement/culture to understand how to eat foreign foods and an over-the-top embellishment of cliché ambient music, comical pronunciations of foreign names/words, and Chinese subtitles (English added by us), which begs the question—who is this video actually for?”

Now, conversations between Instagram user @michaelatranova and Stefano Gabbana has surfaced, in which the designer says everything from calling China “the country of shit” to claiming that Chinese people eat dogs. He even goes as far as to write “China Ignorant Dirty Smelling Mafia” over Instagram, and since Tranova posted the screenshots users have been quick to express their disappointment and even saying that Stefano Gabbana is officially “cancelled.”

The Dolce & Gabbana Instagram account has now published a statement saying that both the designer and the D&G account has gotten hacked, claiming that their “legal offices are currently investigating.” Whether you believe in the statement or not, Gabbana has had his fair share of controversy and this behaviour would not be something new.

Make sure to stay tuned as any more information surfaces, and it remains to see what will happen to the label’s fashion show today taking place in Shanghai. Read the full messages below, and let us know your thoughts in the comments.

 

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As @dolcegabbana prepares to mount their next runway show in Shanghai this coming evening (7:30PM) and the rest of Instagram fawns over what’s sure to be an overly lavish “love letter” to China, we’ll be wondering if we’ll see chopsticks as hair ornaments, take-out boxes as purses, or even kimonos misappropriated as Chinese costume. Time will tell. For now, we’ll let y’all simmer on this DM between Stefano and Dieter @michaelatranova (chronology is reversed in slides). Word has it that they’re still in the process of model casting (over 200 Asian girls scheduled)…wouldn’t let them walk the show if we were their agents lol. Also, curious what the Chinese government will think of their country being called shit basically…especially considering how strict they are on who to allow to enter the country on work visas based on a thorough social media background checks. • #DGTheGreatShow #DGlovesChina #runway #fashionshow #cancelled #racism #dolceandgabbana #altamoda #rtw #dgmillennials #stefanogabbana #shanghai #chinese #china #wtf #dumb #lame #asianmodel #asian #dietprada

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