Dolce, Gabbana release
video of apology
The co-founders of Dolce & Gabbana apologized Friday in a video on Chinese social media after promotional videos seen as racist and subsequent Instagram messages stoked a furor in one of the world's largest markets for luxury goods.
Domenico Dolce and Steffano Gabbana appeared in a nearly 1½-minute video posted on Weibo, a Chinese version of Twitter, saying they hope to be forgiven and will do their best to better understand and respect Chinese culture.
"We have always been in love with China," said Dolce. "We love your culture and we certainly have much to learn. That is why we are sorry if we made mistakes in the way we expressed ourselves. "
The Italian fashion house has been in hot water for the videos and subsequent insulting remarks made by the Instagram accounts of both the company and Gabbana. It blamed hackers for the Instagram comments.
The three promotional videos, which have been deleted from the company's Weibo account, feature a Chinese woman using chopsticks to eat pizza and other Italian food. Many Chinese social media users called the videos racist and full of outdated stereotypes.
Rapper Jeezy helps
out displaced family
A rapper served Thanksgiving dinner to a Marietta, Ga., family who lost their home to a fire and then he promised to help them with housing.
WSB-TV reports Jeezy, whose real name is Jay Jenkins, offered to pay the Natt family's hotel bill for the rest of the year. Victoria Natt says her family woke up one night last week to their home covered in flames.
She says she escaped unharmed along with her husband, Tavares Natt, and their 14 children. Natt says her family is staying in a hotel until they can find another home.
Jeezy catered Thanksgiving dinner at a Natt family member's house and said his actions were "what Atlanta's all about."
A crowdfunding website says more than $27,000 has been raised to help the family.