Gap Makes Apology to China for Shirt That Omitted Taiwan

Oscar PerryMay 15, 2018

Gap announced that it stopped offering the T-shirts in question for the Chinese market and had them destroyed.

The move followed after a netizen had posted pictures of the shirt on Chinese social media platform Weibo, which saw Chinese territories such as south Tibet, Taiwan and the South China Sea being omitted from the map.

The photo of the Gap tee was snapped inside a store in Canada, and The People's Daily, the official newspaper of the Communist Party, tweeted a photo with the "correct" version of the map.

The company, through a prepared statement posted on Weibo, said that it respects the territorial integrity and sovereignty of China and learned that a T-shirt in its Gap brand sold in some markets overseas did not reflect a map of China that was correct in design.

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An apology was issued by Marriott saying that it respected and supported the sovereignty as well as territorial integrity of China.

I can't imagine that, as a graphic designer for United States clothing giant Gap, you would have ever anticipated that part of your job would require officially apologising to the nation of China thanks to an global upset you caused with one of your shitty shirt designs. The shirt could not be found on Gap websites and it wasn't clear whether it was still being sold in shops in some countries.

"We sincerely apologize for this unintentional error", said the company, which issued the statement through its public relations firm APCO after making a similar apology late Monday on its Weibo account.

Delta Air Lines, hotel operator Marriott and fashion brand Zara are among businesses that have apologized to China for referring to Taiwan, Hong Kong, and Tibet as countries on websites or promotional material. Each of the companies has subsequently apologized. On April 25, it sent dozens of global airlines a written threat of severe punishments if they don't change their websites to declare that Taiwan is part of China - a move that provoked a strong pushback from the White House. Mercedes-Benz said sorry for quoting the Dalai Lama on social media.

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