As Drake would say, “What a time to be alive.” Some curvy women landed a spot in a summer 2016 Dolce & Gabbana campaign except LOL get this: they’re in the background pretending to be the staff of some cute little family-owned Italian spot where models like to break from shopping to get their carbs in.
While the straight-sized models are in the forefront slurping up noodles in the name of fashion, the staff is pushed to the side. They’re holding bowls of spaghetti and putting their pretend jobs as the help on hold while they force smile for some model’s Instagram shot. It appears the model is clearly showing how great she looks on vacation and, oh yeah, the locals are friendly. The female waitstaff might win some award for most expensive floral APRONS but really, what kind of cruel world do we live in where designer aprons are all they’re entitled to?
We know that Dolce & Gabbana isn’t offering up candy cane-striped maxi skirts to all women, but is this really their best attempt at being inclusive? God, we hope not. When some designers are finally getting a clue that women want fashionable clothes in all sizes, this ad is one big fail, and we’re not sure what drunk marketing director signed off on this.
Another issue is the fact that the Asian model in this photo is the only one eating with her hands, as some people on Twitter pointed out.
@dolcegabbana Isn’t it racism? Why only Asian woman is eating without using a fork? People do not eat food with bare hands in Northeast Asia
— Sophie (@Bbangseek) January 4, 2016
Thanks for the memories, D&G.