This video will outline and explain the whole #DolceandGabbana controversy from beginning to end: 1. The controversial #DG advertisement 2. The “leaked Instagram DMs” by Stefano Gabbana 3. Not Me, it was a hack? 4. “Apology” 5. Aftermath for #Dolce&Gabbana
As a Chinese person, I feel this ad was not only offensive but did not accomplish Stefano Gabbana’s goal of “cultural appreciation”. I can see that they tried to be humorous...but they’re just not funny. However, it wasn’t this ad that sparked most of the outrage in China, instead, it was the “Leaked DMs” from @stefanogabbana that showed explicit racist remarks towards the Chinese people. Apparently, his account was hacked, but who knows? I’d just like you to consider this as an opportunity to learn about different cultures and be more welcoming of all cultures. Chopsticks are useful utensils and so are knife and forks and so are your hands. Also Dolce, learn to apology. Often a “sorry” is needed in an apology. I think this is an opportunity for us to spread love, no matter the culture. Love all cultures. Appreciate all the things that make us unique.