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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!

Don Lemon Blames Trump for  Domestic Terrorist's Plot

A coast guard lieutenant targeted Trump's critics. Lemon said the president's words matter. "These things don't happen in a vacuum."

"Once again, critics of the president are being targeted with violence ... these things don't happen in a vacuum," CNN anchor Don Lemon said.

"On that [hitlist] were Democratic politicians including Senator Chuck Schumer, Richard Blumenthal, Kamala Harris, Cory Booker, Congresswoman Maxine Waters, and journalists from CNN and MSNBC — including myself."


Christopher Paul Hasson, 49, of Silver Spring, Md., called for "focused violence" to "establish a white homeland" and said, "I am dreaming of a way to kill almost every last person on the earth," according to court records filed in U.S. District Court in Maryland.

"Please send me your violence that I may unleash it onto their heads," Hasson wrote in a letter that prosecutors said was found in his email drafts. "Guide my hate to make a lasting impression on this world."

He was charged with illegally possessing weapons and drugs, and the government intends to bring more charges. His detention hearing in federal court is in Greenbelt on Thursday.

"The defendant is a domestic terrorist," the government said in court filings, "bent on committing acts dangerous to human life that are intended to affect governmental conduct."

Hate crimes jumped up 17 percent in the year after Trump was elected

Many of the racist, bigoted attacks around the country have been committed in the name of Trump, and he in turn shows his leniency toward home grown white terrorists.

He also cancelled the Obama administration's Countering Violent Extremism Grant Program, which was designed to fight domestic terrorism, largely executed by hate groups.

73 percent of domestic terror attacks between 9/11 and December 31, 2016 were committed by far-right violent extremists. That far outweighs the groups Trump identifies as threats to this country. But he wastes no time in insisting that brown populations are criminals and terrorists.

Almost 60 percent of victims of hate crimes in 2017 were targeted because of their race or ethnicity. Hate crimes jumped up 17 percent in the year after Trump was elected.

"Today, Americans are more likely to be killed by their fellow Americans than jihadists, and yet, we treat each incident as a one off, when they are connected by ideologies of hate and white nationalism, " former special FBI agent Clint Watts said.

"The President has the power to mobilize on domestic extremists, but he does not and instead ignores the gravity of the situation. As he doesn't seek to protect all Americans, just all of his supporters."

When a domestic terrorist mailed pipe bombs to Trump's critics, including former president Obama and the Clintons, Trump passed on calling them after the terrorist was caught, and refused to change his rhetoric when advised to. "Tone down, no. Could tone up," he said.

"Words matter," Lemon said.

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