BEIJING, China —Chinese actress Yang Mi said she’ll end her cooperation with the luxury fashion label after a controversy erupted online over claims that its T-shirt design defied the “One China” policy,
Yang, Versace’s first Chinese brand ambassador, issued a notice to the company to end her contract and stop all work with the brand after its T-shirt listed Hong Kong as a country rather than a city. It did the same for Macau. Both are special administrative regions of China.
According to Style Magazine, Versace has apologised for the mistake, with its artistic director Donatella Versace stating on Instagram, “Never have I wanted to disrespect China’s National Sovereignty and this is why I wanted to personally apologize for such inaccuracy and for any distress that it might have caused.”
– Ref: businessoffashion.com