> The outrage centered on the image of a Chinese woman struggling to eat pizza and spaghetti.
And what many critics considered a patronizing tone of the narrator, offering lessons on how to eat with chopsticks. After the backlash, the company simply said the show was, quote, rescheduled due to reasons. The ad, the number one topic on Weibo, has been viewed more than 120 million times as of Wednesday.
Celebrities like actress Li Bing Bing and singer Won Jung Kai said they would boycott the fashion show, now a moot point. Adding to the outrage were screenshots showing designer Stefano Gabbana. Allegedly calling China ignorant, dirty smelling mafia in an Instagram chat. In a response posted on Instagram, the company said it had been hacked.
And said, quote, we have nothing but respect for China and the people of China. Dolce and Gabbana has not yet specified a new date for the fashion show.