Hollister models mock Asians at South Korea grand opening

September 11, 2012 by admin
Filed under: Racism 

 

Surf-themed apparel brand Hollister, the self-proclaimed “coolest destination for genuine SoCal style clothes,” is riding a wave of consumer anger after its launch in South Korea was marred by reports of racial insensitivity.

English-language site KoreaBANG reported that some of the four models at the Abercrombie and Fitch Co.-owned brand’s South Korean grand opening in the Seoul neighborhood of Yeouido a little over a week ago flashed middle fingers during promotional photos and posted Facebook photos and comments mocking Asians’ appearance and pronunciation of English.

Read more: http://bottomline.nbcnews.com/_news/2012/09/10/13782834-hollister-models-mock-asians-at-south-korea-grand-opening?lite

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