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Dolce & Gabbana pulls Shanghai show amid controversies in China

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Dolce & Gabbana is in hot soup.

The Italian fashion house "postponed" its Shanghai runway show to an unspecified date and found itself delisted from Chinese shopping platforms following controversies this week, Bloomberg reported.

D published three promotional clips Chinese internet users found racist to its social media accounts including China's Twitter-like service Weibo this week to help promote the Great Show, originally slated for Nov 21 in Shanghai.

The videos show an Asian woman struggling with Italian cuisine including a pizza, cannoli and pasta and using the chopsticks in a "strange way."

The narrator also pronounced "Dolce & Gabbana" in a Chinese accent and called the chopsticks "stick-shaped cutlery."

Weibo users criticised the video for mocking Chinese people and local celebrities pulled out of the show.

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