Versace’s 64-year-old creative director – Donatella Versace – is issuing CHINA with a massive apology, all be cause of a t-shirt!
The t-shirt in question was from one of Versace’s collections that identified Hong Kong as a “country.” An image of the shirt was circulated widely on Chinese social media. The t-shirt featured ‘city-country’ pairings including the likes of ‘New York-USA,’ ‘Beijing-China,’ and mistakenly ‘Hong Kong-Hong Kong.’
Donatella Versace says in her apology: “Versace reiterates that we love China deeply, and resolutely respect China’s territory and national sovereignty. I am deeply sorry for the unfortunate recent error that was made by our Company and that is being currently discussed on various social media channels. Never have I wanted to disrespect China’s National Sovereignty and this is why I wanted to personally apologize for such inaccuracy and for any distress that it might have caused.” Let us know China: DO YOU ACCEPT DONATELLA VERSACE’S APOLOGY? ARE YOU OFFENDED BY THE T SHIRT BELOW?!