'The brand is garbage': Kim Kardashian slammed for Dolce & Gabbana collab after brand's scandalous history
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA: Kim Kardashian is being called out for her collaboration with fashion Dolce & Gabbana due to the brand's scandalous history. The reality star teamed up with the duo for their spring/summer 2023 fashion show.
According to Radar, pop culture writer Evan Ross Katz posted a statement on Tuesday, September 27, answering questions he received about Kim's collaboration, leading to a heated conversation amongst fans.
For the unversed, 'The Keeping Up With The Kardashians' star's latest advertising campaign titled 'Ciao Kim' has sparked outrage from fans who referenced the brand's history filled with racism and homophobia allegations.
Meanwhile, Evan Ross shared a post on Instagram where he said, "The D&G story has been written before. So it's really not a matter of publications balking at having the conversation. It's simply that it's been had. And the industry (largely but not entirely) has made its stance clear: $ > ethics. It's a multi-billion dollar industry so though that's disappointing, it shouldn't be surprising."
Evan explained why he no longer calls out celebrities who are working with Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana. "For one, I couldn't keep up. For two, not everybody is in a situation where they can turn down a check from a brand that seemingly has endless funds."
He added, "my feelings on the matter remain steadfast," ending the note with "I don't f**k with D&G." In the comments, several people shared their own thoughts on the subject. One Instagram user said, "Been asked to wear them. Won’t. Ever. Too many great fashion options without self-hate. I don’t f**k with D&G either. F**k them." Another wrote, "They trying their best to backtrack their comments and stances by outfitting Legendary for an episode and doing LGBT things here and there but I stopped buying them." A third chimed in, "The brand is visual garbage, regardless of ethics. we can move on now." A fourth commented, "KK’s (Kim Kardashian) partnership says everything that we need to know about the Kardashians as well. They have the money to turn down jobs and yet here we are with KK front and center with D&G."
Meanwhile, Kim opened up about working with the designers in an Instagram post. She wrote, "What started as a conversation with Domenico & Stefano over dinner, [led] to a months long adventure. This process really allowed me to express my creativity without limitations."
The scandals around the brand include showing an Asian woman struggling to eat Italian food as a part of their 'DG Loves China' campaign. They also landed in hot waters in 2015 by speaking out against same-sex parenting. Dolce described children born through IVF as "children of chemistry, synthetic children."