Just days after Yang Mi severed ties with Versace over slights to Chinese sovereignty, Coach and Givenchy too have run afoul of the same sensitive issue.
The two brands issued apologies on their official Weibo accounts on Monday for giving off the impression that Hong Kong and Taiwan are separate countries.
Liu Wen, Coach ambassador and China’s most high-profile model, publicly distanced herself from the brand on Monday morning, as did actress Guan Xiaotong. Liu attached a statement from her legal representation, Zhejiang Zeda Law Firm, and wrote the following on her Weibo:
“At all times, China’s sovereignty and territorial integrity must not be violated. Because of the inaccuracy of the brand I chose and the hurt it has brought to everyone, I apologize to everyone here. I passionately love my mother country and safeguard China’s sovereignty.”
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