China Complains, Singer Ditched
Cantopop singer Denise Ho Wan-sze, also known as HOCC, has been
The announcement of her appearance at a promotional concert for Lancôme provoked brand, owing to Ho’s high-profile support for the 2014 Occupy Central movement and her recent meeting with the Dalai Lama. Lancôme released a statement on its Facebook page on June 5 due to “possible safety reasons.” of the brand The statement has triggered a in Hong Kong. Ho released a statement lamenting that “values have been seriously twisted” and that Lancôme had bowed to a “bullying hegemony.” Our take: You know things are serious when even makeup gets political.
ditched by an international cosmetics brand after an outraged response from Chinese netizens. calls for a boycott of the announcing that the event would be cancelled further call for a boycott the world’s