Dolce & Gabbana has already endured major backlash for its ill-advised campaign and following up with a series of racist comments. Now, after being dropped by Yoox Net-A-Porter and several prominent Chinese stores, the duo behind the brand have released a video apology.
The clip, released on November 23, had Gabbana saying that the brand “offer our sincerest apologies to Chinese people worldwide,” before Dolce noted that “We hope our misunderstanding of Chinese culture can be forgiven.We’ve always been very crazy about China, we’ve visited it a lot. We’ve been to many cities. We love your culture.”
The video ended with the two saying sorry in Mandarin. It’s yet to be seen if the brand’s apology will be able to reverse the tide of criticism against it.