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Dolce & Gabbana Faces China Boycott Calls Over ‘Racist’ Videos

  • Italian luxury brand postpones runway show in Shanghai
  • Fashion label says that its Instagram account was hacked
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Chinese consumers are calling for a boycott of Dolce & Gabbana after the Italian fashion house posted videos that are being criticized as racist and insensitive, setting off a social-media drama that’s led to the postponement of a Shanghai runway show hours before it was due to start.

The storm intensified after screenshots of incendiary messages sent from co-founder Stefano Gabbana’s Instagram account leaked on the platform and top Chinese talent pulled out of the event. The brand said in social media posts that its account and that of Gabbana had been hacked.