Dolce & Gabbana Called Out for Their Racist Ad by Diet Prada, Forced to Cancel Shanghai Fashion Show
Stefano Gabbana - Domenico Dolce and a still from their ad campaign (Pic Credit: Instagram)

It was barely few weeks before when Diet Prada (the reason and inspiration for Diet Sabya) called out Dolce & Gabbana for their new racist ad campaign. Their new advertisement featured an Asian model eating Italian cuisine with chopsticks in her hand. While the designer duo might have thought their concept as cool and so very funny, Diet Prada was quick to call them out for their stereotypical mentality and stirring racism. After an elaborate post on Instagram where they slammed the designer brand for encouraging racism, many Chinese women supported their view and the result was the campaign being removed from Chinese social media platform Weibo. Beyonce and Rihanna's Vogue Magazine Covers Share an Uncanny Resemblance and Even Diet Sabya Agrees!

 

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The entire Dolce & Gabbana fiasco further took an ugly turn when Diet Prada leaked Stefano Gabanna's personal messages where he slammed the Chinese government and ranted against this entire controversy. Though the designer now insists that it wasn't him who fumed his wild and angry thoughts on DM, Diet Prada proved how the designer had shared the same screenshots on his social media page before the matter intensified.

 

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#DGlovesChina ? More like #DGdesperateforthatChineseRMB lol.  In a bid to further appeal to luxury's covetable Chinese consumers, @dolcegabbana released some hella offensive “instructional” videos on the usage of chopsticks.  Pandering at it's finest, but taken up a notch by painting their target demographic as a tired and 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?  It attempts to target China, but instead mocks them with a parodied vision of what modern China is not...a gag for amusement. Dolce & Gabbana have already removed the videos from their Chinese social media channels, but not Instagram.  Stefano Gabbana has been on a much-needed social media cleanse (up until November 2nd), so maybe he kept himself busy by meddling with the marketing department for this series. Who wants to bet the XL cannoli “size” innuendos were his idea? Lmao. • #dolceandgabbana #altamoda #rtw #dgmillennials #stefanogabbana #shanghai #chinese #italian #cannoli #meme #wtf #dumb #lame #chopsticks #foodie #tutorial #cuisine #italianfood #asianmodel #asian #chinesefood #dietprada

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Chinese Government who's pretty strict when it comes to racial remarks has now taken a very strict action against the brand. The cultural affairs bureau of Shanghai has now cancelled the brand's upcoming fashion show in the city as a measure against their negligence and racist attitude. Top 10 Copycat Designers Highlighted by Diet Sabya on Instagram.

 

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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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Diet Prada and Dolce & Gabbana's hate-hate relationship goes back a long way. In October 2017, the Instagram fashion police had called out the brand for allegedly copying designs from Gucci.