Koch was stripped of a T-shirt that did not respect Chinas sovereignty and placed Hong Kong and Taiwan side by side with other countries, netizens reported Tuesday. When searching for stores on Coachs official website, it is shown as Findbycountry, which displays three geographical names in the drop-down column, namely, Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan, in parallel with China and the United States.
Shortly after the fermentation of the incident, Versace quickly issued an apology letter on the official microblog at 2:12 a.m. saying: Recently, we found that some consumers on the Internet have discussed one of our T-shirts. We apologize for the controversy. Our incorrect design led to the incorrect use of national names in some cities, and the T-shirt was removed and destroyed on July 24 from all official channels of Versace. This is our companys negligence, and we apologize for the impact. Fan Sizhe reiterated that we love China and resolutely respect Chinas territorial and national sovereignty.
Yang Fang and his studio, who just became the spokesperson for the brand in June this year, also issued a statement at 2:00 a.m. on the 11th, stating that they had issued a letter of termination of agreement to Versace Versace and that they had stopped all cooperation with Versace Versace.
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