WTF ? Racial discrimination of Dolce & Gabbana in Hong Kong
maybe people just want to take photos randomly, but were stopped by D&G staff
a newspaper reporter was then also tried to take photo and was prevented by D&G staff saying that we had no right to take photos, which in fact is totally not true, in Hong Kong, we have right to take photos of anyone in public area.
you can watch the video record by the reporter
"All pedestrians that used the sidewalk were subjected to the photo 'ban' set forth by Dolce & Gabbana, with the exception of tourists from mainland China being specially exempt without justification.This double standard caused immediate outrage amongst local citizens, sparking protests with international news coverage on 8 Jan 2012."
Are the tourists from mainland China racially different from the Hongkies? If not, how then is this racial dicrimination?
Anyway, if it's indeed public space, and photos in such space are permitted by the gov't, then D&G infringes the rights of... get ready for it... all.
Well actually, "racial discrimination" does not simply mean the discrimination of a "race" as you suggest.
In reality, the UN officially defines racial discrimination as any form of distinction, exclusion, restriction, or preference that is based on race, colour, descent, or national or ethnic origin. Hong Kongers are usually related to as "Hong Kong Chinese", "Hong Kong British" etc as their nationality, not simply "Chinese". I understand it is an awkward situation, but considering the awkward circumstances that Hong Kong has (being a SAR in China), there's not much to say about it.
So, in other words, this Dolce & Gabbana case does in fact count as racial discrimination.