The row between Dolce & Gabbana and China continues.
Just days after the Italian fashion house was forced to cancel a fashion show in Shanghai following accusations of racism, the fallout has grown.
A number of e-commerce sites in China have removed Dolce & Gabbana products from their pages as consumers across the country called for a boycott of the brand. Those sites dropping the brand include Kaola, Secoo, Yoox Net-a-Porter, Alibaba, and JD.com. CNN further reports that Yangmatou had removed thousands of Dolce & Gabbana products from its pages, and retailer Lane Crawford will no longer offer the brand in store or online.
The designer brand shared an ad across social media channels that depicted a Chinese model eating various Italian foods with chopsticks, which many users saw as racist stereotyping.