The latest is that Hollister just opened its first store in Yeouido, South Korea, and the models that were flown in to promote the new store exhibited offensive/racist behavior. Such as:
- One photo features a Hollister model standing in front of Gyeongbokkung Palace, squinting his eyes and making peace signs with his fingers. When one commenter remarked on how many Asians had liked the photo, he responded, “Hahahaha they ruhhvvvv itttt!”
- … A third model had flashed his middle finger during the photo session at the store opening and went on to post his own mocking photos on Twitter
The company has since issued some half-assed apology and said they fired the dumbass associates responsible for these tweets. Yeah, I think that’s the very least you can do. Now, as a precautionary measure, maybe you can just fire everyone and stop existing altogether as a company? Oh, and take your Tweedle Dum, Abercrombie & Fitch, with you?
I hope Koreans boycott the hell out of this store. Besides, why does Korea even need a Hollister? Korea has its own — Who A.U., which is basically the same thing, with shirtless, ripped white male models in sepia-toned photos.