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Homophobe Body Shaming Racists at Dolce & Gabbana Finally Getting Some Pay Back After Racist Videos

Instagram post of Gabbana describing China as a "country of s***" follows a racist promotional video. Store closings, product purges and "not me" protests outside stores going strong. Nice job, fellas.

Dolce & Gabbana is facing backlash from racist ads that promoted a Shanghai fashion show featuring the luxury brand's collection. And, racist comments posted on co-founder Stefano Gabbana's personal Instagram account have caused celebrities to withdraw support for the brand.


The series of ads mocked a Chinese model struggling to eat Italian food with chopsticks. For example, a model attempts to eat a cannoli and a bowl of spaghetti, and the narrator mispronounces the brand's name. Critics say this mocks the way Chinese people say "Dolce & Gabbana."


Dolce & Gabbana 'Eating with Chopsticks' video series www.youtube.com


A fashion blogger shared Gabbana's Instagram messages, which were racist retaliations to criticism of the ads:

"From now on in all the interviews that I will do international I will say the country of [feces emojis] is China and…we will live very well without you…China Ignorant Dirty Smelling Mafia… If the Chinese feel offended by a girl who spells pizza or pasta with chopsticks means that those Chinese feel inferior… so you are racist because you eat dogs? … I Love all the people can see all the fake news about me!!! They make me more strong."

Customers began returning products to stores and leading fashion retailers dropped the brand. Chinese celebrities, including "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon" star Zhang Ziyi and actor and singer Chen Kun, who were supposed to attend the fashion show last week bailed; and the brand's Chinese ambassadors, including Karry Wang Junkai, a member of the band TFBoys, and actress Dilireba, terminated their contracts.

There were also protests, including the burning of $20,000 worth of products. Insulted people claiming "Not Me" outside stores showed no signs of slowing down.

Gabbana may have been emboldened, however, by the fact that he's been unabashedly racist in the past, and the brand has not suffered.

"I love to be free," he said In a May interview ."Free, free, free, free, free. I love to say what I think."

Gabbana has previously denied sexual harassment existing in Italy and the #MeToo movement, openly called female celebrities ugly, called people fat, condemned gay parents, and under his leadership has marketed a $2,395 pair of shoes "slave sandals" (in 2016) and earrings that appeared to be blackamoor faces (in 2012).

Then he mocked protests by designing "#Boycott Dolce & Gabbana" t-shirts for $295.

China is the top consumer of luxury brands. In 2017, D&G, which has all-white executive leadership, recorded 1.3 billion euros in sales.

Domenico Dolce and Gabbana released statements saying the account was hacked, and then declared support for China and for those who worked on the show. They did not apologize until the end of the week in a video, and criticism continued after it.

"Our families have always taught us to respect the various cultures in all the world, and that's why we want to ask for your forgiveness. We will never forget this experience and lesson, and this sort of thing will never happen again," Dolce & Gabbana said.

Chinese social media posts included criticism of the apology:

"We have a right to reject your apology, go make money off other countries, you aren't fit to make money in China," wrote one Weibo user according to the South China Morning Post.

"The apology was posted by the hacker," other users joked.

Others on social media pointed out the ignorance and challenged Gabbana to get educated:



Reader Question: Do you think the apology from Dolce & Gabbana is sincere?

The Conversation (3)
26 Nov, 2018

The best way to fight racism is with your money.

Mehki27 Nov, 2018

Guess they forgot - money talks, BS walks.

And what's with the, we were taught to respect other cultures nonsense?

Guess money and power make you arrogant, ignorant, stupid, and racist.

votetocorrect27 Nov, 2018

D&G need to fix this issue quick or risk loosing a huge number of customers around the globe! Racism is not funny!

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Funding continues to be balanced, diversified and global.

Originally Published by The Boeing Company.

Boeing anticipates stable growth and broad, diversified funding will continue to support efficient aircraft financing in the next year.

The company's annual Current Aircraft Finance Market Outlook (CAFMO), released today, evaluates and forecasts financing sources for new commercial airplane deliveries in the coming year and the industry's overall delivery financing requirements for the next five years. The CAFMO also explores trends within major funding sources and their potential impact on the broader market.

"The aircraft financing market remains healthy, with adequate commercial liquidity, providing a wide range of efficient options available for our customers," said Tim Myers, president of Boeing Capital Corporation. "We expect another year of balanced funding for commercial airplane deliveries in 2019, mirroring the broader industry, primarily split between bank debt, capital markets and cash."

Boeing forecasts continued strong demand for new commercial airplanes in 2019, resulting in about $143 billion in deliveries by major manufacturers, with potential to grow to more than $180 billion by 2023.

"Driven by a growing understanding of aviation's strong growth potential and the industry's attractive returns, we continue to see innovations and first-time entrants into the market, providing increased capacity for funding new deliveries as well as pre-delivery payments, mezzanine debt financing and the secondary aircraft market," Myers said.

New to this year's report is the addition of the secondary aircraft financing market outlook, as well as expanded analysis of other funding sources, including the leasing community, tax equity and the insurance market.

Highlights of the 2019 CAFMO include:

- Funding for deliveries is expected to be balanced between commercial bank debt and capital markets and cash.

- Airlines and lessors are expected to have some of their lowest historical costs of financing.

- Capital markets continue to grow, bolstered by unsecured borrowing.

- Aircraft leasing has grown to represent more than 40 percent of in-service commercial aircraft ownership.

- Export credit agencies remain a small but critical funding source, particularly in the United States.

- Strong industry fundamentals are attracting more participants and investment in new deliveries and the used aircraft market.

The full 2019 CAFMO, as well as additional data on regional-specific financing trends and global financing markets, is available at www.boeing.com/CAFMO.

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