Fashion icons Stefano Gabbana and Domenico Dolce asked for China’s forgiveness Friday after they were forced to cancel a major event due to an online backlash against an ad campaign made worse by a racist comment, reports the South China Morning Post.

“We offer our sincerest apologies to Chinese people worldwide,” said Gabbana.

“We hope our misunderstanding of Chinese culture can be forgiven,” added Dolce

The co-founders of Dolce and Gabbana were responding to the overwhelmingly negative reaction to an ad featuring a fumbling Chinese model trying to eat pizza with a chopstick.

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  1. No matter how apologized, you can’t forgive. This is serious racial discrimination, and it is not once or twice.
    No matter how much I buy a sex doll, my girlfriend will not forgive me.