Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana were caught in the middle of a tax scandal last year, but is the brand in trouble again for a totally different matter?
The Huffington Post reports that a security guard in a Hong Kong Dolce and Gabbana shop apparently banned a native from taking pictures of the store, which has since caused a thousand-strong crowd to surround the store in protest.
The report also states that a Dolce and Gabbana official claimed the brand had no problems with visitors from mainland China or other countries photographing the store, and the ban only applied to Hong Kong residents. However, Dolce and Gabbana has since hit out, stating that no such claim was made from an official.
“Controversial statements reported in the Hong Kong press have not been made by Dolce & Gabbana nor its staff, and we strongly reject any racist or derogatory comments,” a press release reads.
“It is regrettable that Dolce & Gabbana has been brought into this matter, but we wish to underline that our company has not taken part in any action aiming at offending the Hong Kong public.”