I was visiting a rather well known (in New Zealand) fashion designer’s workroom today and one of the staff there said she had something to show me. It was, she mentioned, something that she found insulting, having Chinese blood on her mother’s side.
Yes, it was the publication of the wrong photo on Runway Reporter. If—and I say if—the web site had intended it to be a joke, it is becoming more apparent that some found it in poor taste.
Jokes only work when there is some greater common ground, not one shared between a handful of people.
Those who can tell the difference between the older and less humorous Raybon Kan and my humble, modest self will be recording a mental black mark against Runway, which cannot be good for its brand equity. I have forgiven the site, but I still do not ﬁnd it particularly funny. Posted by Jack Yan, 07:21
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