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Chinese retailers drop Dolce & Gabbana

Several large Chinese etailers have pulled Dolce & Gabbana products from their platforms as the fallout continues from its controversial advertising campaign.

The luxury brand posted videos on social media earlier this week that showed a Chinese model struggling to eat traditional Italian food with chopsticks, to help publicise a Shanghai fashion show. The campaign met with widespread condemnation, and the show has now been cancelled.

Further controversy followed after co-founder Stefano Gabbana allegedly made offensive comments towards Chinese people on Instagram. The brand said his account was hacked.

“We have nothing but respect for China and the people of China,” the company said in a statement.

Dolce & Gabbana products are no longer available on JD.com and Taobao, as well as Kaola and Secoo, according to the BBC.

The Yoox Net-a-Porter Group will also pull the brand from Net-a-Porter, Mr Porter and Yoox.com, WWD reports.

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