More than a thousand people protested outside the Dolce and Gabbana store in Hong Kong during last weekend. And one of the famous Marvel superhero has joined in the protest too. For the reasons behind, the Italian clothing store had allegedly prevented local people from taking photographs of its shop front, but tourist from mainland China are welcomed …
The D&G (Dolce & Gabbana) branch in Hong Kong doesn’t allow the local to take photos in the public area on the streets outside the shop. Security guards blocked cameras of visiting reporters, who were trying to investigate the reported issue, as a follow-up of readers’ complaints. A guard from the mall told the reporter that local Hong Kong residents were not welcome and the shop had prejudice towards posh customers from the Communist-governed Mainland China. Obviously, only tourists from China are allowed to take photos on the public area outside the shop. Lawyers has advised the press that the shop’s act was an infringement of public access and human rights laws.
From some insider report, a well-known China tourist, possibly a government official, was shopping in the store last month when he noticed people outside taking photographs. A complaint was made to D&G because the customer feared netizens would link the shopping spree to corruption. It end-up with security guards doing their job in an unpleasant way, to please the Chinese rich.
The protest was organized on Facebook, with the site drawing more than 15,000 ‘likes’ since the incident happened. Fury started to build up after people, claiming they were also told to leave while snapping pictures of the store from the roadside, went online to vent their wrath. Eventually, thousands of people gathered on Sunday outside the fashion brand’s flagship store, taking photos with their smart phones and cameras, demanding an apology for alleged discrimination against locals banned from taking pictures of its storefront display. D&G shut its doors before the crowds gathered and temporary closed for several hours.
So actually what was Iron Man doing over there ? It’s just a protester getting some cosplay fun to grab the media’s attention, by using superhero justice to go against hegemony and realism …
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