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Dolce and Gabbana Shanghai Show Canceled, Chinese Celebs and Models Flee Furor

SHANGHAI–A multimillion dollar one-hour runway show scheduled here by Dolce and Gabbana was abruptly canceled the day of after insults about China were posted from the Instagram account of designer Stefano Gabbana, leading to the country’s biggest names in fashion and entertainment pulling out of attending the show en masse. The designer and the brand posted on Wednesday afternoon just hours ahead of the planned event saying that the account had been hacked.
In screenshots posted by Diet Prada, the verified account of Stefano Gabbana is seen sending out messages which read, “From now on in all the interview [sp] that I will do international I will say that the country of [series of poop emojis] is China” and “China Ignorant Dirty Smelling Mafia”, among other insults.
Before the China Cultural Affairs Office canceled the show, the VIP guestlist started falling apart as the messages circulated on social media.. Actress Zhang Ziyi said she would not attend the show, posting to her official Weibo account that, “Starting today, Miss Zhang and her team will not buy and use any D&G products.” Singer Wang Junkai allowing with actors Chen Kun, Li Bingbing, and Diliriba also followed suit. China Bentley Modelling agency released an official statement to

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