Dilraba Dilmurat Remains Silent Over Christian Dior Controversy

French fashion brand, Christian Dior, is once again accused of insulting the Chinese when they released a promotional photo of an Asian woman lifting her eye into a “slanted eye.” The post angered many Chinese netizens. Although Dior has since deleted the photo, they remained tight-lipped and has not responded to the controversial incident.

This is not the first time that Dior has come under fire for allegedly mocking and insulting Chinese people. In 2021, Dior posted a promotional photo featuring a model dressed in traditional Chinese clothing with dark skin and spooky eyelids. The photo was met with uproar, as Chinese netizens accused the brand of “showing a stereotyped and prejudiced image of Chinese people.”

Above: Dior’s 2021 ad
Above: Dior’s latest ad criticized for “slanted eye” look

The brand’s new ambassador, Dilraba Dilmurat (迪麗熱巴), 30, has also remained low-profile since the latest controversy and has not responded. Many Chinese netizens condemned Dilraba for her inaction, with more radical netizens demanding the actress terminate her contract with Dior.

In addition to Dilraba’s replacement of Angelababy (楊穎) as Dior’s brand ambassador, she has also been surrounded by pregnancy rumors lately. After a 9-month unexplained hiatus, Dilraba finally returned to work last month and dispelled the pregnancy rumors. Although it seemed that Dilraba was ready to return to work full force, the recent controversy with Dior may once again cause a setback. It is suspected that Dilraba may be laying low due to not only Dior’s controversy, but also her own media scrutiny recently.

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This article is written by Huynh for JayneStars.com.

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  1. Those netizens are only upset over this matter because they love foreign luxury brands and want to keep buying from them without feeling guilty about it.

    There are people who don’t want to buy China-made products for political reasons and American minorities who avoid US brands that have been criticized for being racist. In the same way, Chinese people can always just stop giving Dior money if they feel disrespected by it and support native brands and local designers instead.

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