Karen Mok recently sparked mainland netizens’ anger after choosing to wear clothing from the luxury brand Dolce & Gabbana.
As reported on Mingpao, the issue sparked recently, after the singer posted a photo of her in a colourful D&G outfit as her profile picture on the Chinese social media site, Weibo.
Netizens who saw the photo immediately slammed Karen in the comments, accusing the singer of insulting China for wearing clothes from the said brand.
“You wear the brand to make money from us? Excuse me?” one follower commented.
“After D&G insulted China, you were the first one to wear it!” said another.
Although the singer had since changed her profile picture, the damage has been done, with thousands of netizens declaring that they will stop supporting her.
It is noted that the said outfit was actually worn by Karen in the music video of her song, “Woman For All Seasons” that is part of her new album, “The Voyage”. The said MV has also been removed from all platforms.
Dolce & Gabbana sparked anger among Chinese netizens back in 2018, after it was alleged that its co-founder Stefano Gabbana made racist comments about China following the release of an advertising campaign showing a Chinese model struggling to eat Italian food with chopsticks.