HK singer apologizes following online controversy after spotted wearing Dolce & Gabbana in her newly released music video
Hong Kong singer Karen Mok’s studio apologized late Saturday afternoon for negligence to deeply investigate a brand after Mok is mired in wide outrage on Chinese mainland social media following the release of a music video in which she was spotted wearing Italian luxury brand Dolce & Gabbana.
Her studio has asked the video be taken down from all platforms.
In an MV from her new album, Mok was spotted by netizens wearing a gaudy bathrobe of Dolce & Gabbana, and she even changed her profile picture on Sina Weibo, China’s Twitter-like platform, with the picture of her in the robe.
This move soon made the singer the most trending topic on Weibo, with the hashtag “Karen Mok, Dolce & Gabbana” attracting 260 million views in just a few hours on Saturday. Overwhelmingly netizens questioned why she wore clothes produced by a brand that publicly insulted China. The netizens also claimed Mok had “trespassed” their bottom line.