Dolce & Gabbana’s Show Cancelled After Racism: What You Need To Know

Dolce & Gabbana's Show Cancelled

Dolce & Gabbana’s show cancelled, and it’s over some real drama. “The Great Show” is called off after social media claimed co-founder Stefano Gabbana and the brand debuted three episodes of an “Eating With Chopsticks” social media video series. Um, say again?

Each model was shown eating various Italian foods, like spaghetti and a slick of pizza, all with chopsticks. Oh yeah, it gets weirder. The narrator of the videos states instructions in Chinese like,  “don’t attempt to use the chopsticks as knives.”

Say no more, we totally now get why Dolce & Gabbana’s show cancelled.

The videos as of lately were taken down from the Weibo account, but were still up on their social media accounts. To sum it up, they were some serious videos making fun of and mocking Chinese culture. Once again, the story doesn’t stop there!


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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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Right before the show, private Instagram messages from Stefano Gabbana blew up social media. In the message posted by Diet Prada from Michaela Tranova, Gabbana stands by the videos and writes, “China Ignorant Dirty Smelling Mafia.”


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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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“And from now on in all the interviews that I will do international I will say that the country of [poop emojis] is China,” another said.

Alright dude, calm down.

Gabbana insists he was hacked and that it was not him sending those messages. He wrote, “My Instagram account has been hacked. My legal office is working on this,” he wrote. “I love China and the Chinese Culture. I’m so sorry for what happened.”

The Dolce & Gabbana Instagram account also stated, “Our Instagram account has been hacked. So has the account of Stefano Gabbana. Our legal office is urgently investigating. We are very sorry for any distress caused by these unauthorized posts, comments and direct messages. We have nothing but respect for China and the people of China. Dolce & Gabbana.”


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All while this was happening, China Bentley Modeling agency stated 24 of their models were boycotting the show, and many posted photos with writing over their casting photos that reads “Not Me.”

Sure, this could have been a hack. But sadly, Gabbana has gotten caught on social media before. One time, he called Selena Gomez an ugly pug, and he’s had multiple fat-shaming fashions and comments. Do you believe he was hacked – or embarrassed and covering his booty?