Just to continue our previous post on the controversy, Stefano Gabbana and Domenico Dolce have personally issued an apology through a video uploaded on weibo. The same video has not been uploaded on Twitter and Instagram.
DD: In the past few days, we have reflected on ourselves. On what our words and actions have brought upon the Chinese people and their country, we are deeply sorrowful. Our family upbringing taught us to be respectful of other cultures. On our distorted understanding of the culture, we hope to receive your forgiveness.
SG: We place great importance on this apology. Here, we formally offer our deepest apologies to all the Chinese people in the world.
DD: All along, our love for China has been the same. Numerous visits have increased our love for Chinese culture. Of course, we have many areas to learn. On the mistakes in what we have previously conveyed, we must give our apologies.
SG: We will not forget this experience and lesson. This will never happen again. At the same time, we will do our best to better understand and respect Chinese culture. Lastly, we sincerely request for your forgiveness.
DD, SG: Sorry.
The apology comes a bit late and the Chinese public does not seem to be buying it. Here are a couple social media accounts covering this that you can check out: c-drama tweets and Trending Weibo.
Update: The apology video was later uploaded on the rest of D&G’s social media accounts.