A Chinese star has apologised after wearing a dress featuring the national flag at France’s Cannes Film Festival on Wednesday, calling the move a way “to support One Belt, One Road.”
Celebrities who attend the annual festival often wear flamboyant clothing, but the 29-year-old internet anchor and actress’s self-designed dress triggered a wave of criticism from Chinese social media users.
— Global Times (@globaltimesnews) May 18, 2017
“Why is the national flag appearing at the Cannes Film Festival! She’s disgraced herself overseas,” wrote one Weibo user.