On November 21 in Shanghai’s Expo Center, Dolce & Gabbana was scheduled to hold “The Great Show,” an extravaganza of music, dance, and a new ready-to-wear, Chinese-influenced collection. As of Wednesday afternoon, organizers said the show has been postponed to an unspecified date.

The announcement followed an outpouring of online vitriol over allegedly racist promotional videos. As a result eight of China’s biggest e-commerce platforms, including Alibaba’s Tmall, JD.com, and Suning Yigou, have taken official branded Dolce & Gabbana merchandise offline. As of Thursday morning Amazon China, however, still had D&G goods available.

Three short clips on D&G’s official Instagram account show a giggly Asian model digging into spaghetti, pizza, and a massive cannoli using only a pair of chopsticks. A voiceover purportedly gives instructions on how to eat each food item in Chinese, with the occasional “bravissimo” thrown in.

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Bailey Hu

Bailey Hu is based in China’s hardware capital, Shenzhen. Her interests include local maker culture, grassroots innovation and how tech shapes society, as well as vice versa.