He faced pop star Miley Cyrus when he commented on Instagram that he did not agree with his policy and that of his partner, Domenico Dolce. "We are Italians and we do not care about politics and, above all, nor the American one", he replied on Instagram in a later post. "We make dresses and if you think about doing politics with a post it is simply ignorant, we do not need your publications or comments, so next time, ignore us! #Boycottdolcegabbana".
Mr. Gabbana has called the singer Selena Gómez "ugly" and responds to the critics of a sneaker with the phrase "I'm thin & gorgeous" written on the side, which publishes: "Dear, you prefer to be fat and full of cholesterol. ??? I think you have a problem. "
Most posts with offensive comments have been deleted.
Fashion blogger Bryan Yambao, who writes under the name BryanBoy and has more than 600,000 followers on Instagram, expressed skepticism about the claim that the brand was hacked, a sentiment that was widely echoed online.
"I'm having a hard time believing the idea that both social media accounts were pirated, especially when Mr. Gabbana has a proven track record of chasing everyone under the sun, from celebrities like Lady Gaga and Selena Gomez to influencers like Chiara Ferragni, both in public feeding publications or in comments, "he said in a message on Wednesday.
Dolce & Gabbana has been subject to boycotts so often that the company makes T-shirts that invite people to "#Boycott Dolce & Gabbana", with a red heart. It is quoted for $ 295 on the company's website.
Luxury brands have to be especially careful. They have come to China in recent years, attracted by its impressive growth and its increasingly rich population. In September, Tommy Hilfiger brought his #TommyNow extravaganza to Shanghai, and in December, the coach is planning his 15th anniversary before fall in the picturesque Bund area of Shanghai, demonstrating that brands want to increasingly satisfy local tastes .
But a crackdown on corruption under Xi Jinping, the main leader of the Communist Party, stopped the notorious consumption, and brands should remain cautious in the face of the huge wealth gap that has developed in China.