Dolce&Gabbana goods pulled in China over alleged insults

A computer screen shows the online impact on Dolce & Gabbana products displayed in Beijing, China, Thursday, Nov. 22, 2018. Dolce & Gabbana goods have

A computer screen shows the online impact on Dolce & Gabbana products displayed in Beijing, China, Thursday, Nov. 22, 2018. Dolce & Gabbana goods have

BEIJING (AP) — Dolce&Gabbana goods have disappeared from Chinese e-commerce sites as the fallout grows over remarks insulting China that appeared in the company's Instagram private messages but that it blamed on hackers.

Searches for Dolce&Gabbana turned up no items Thursday on major online retailers such as Alibaba's Tmall and JD.com. Both companies didn't respond immediately to requests for comment.

Haikou Meilan Airport Duty Free Shop posted a photo of empty shelves on its social media account, saying that they have pulled all Dolce&Gabbana goods. It wrote in another post that "Even if our power is small, we have to show our stance."

Analyst Shaun Rein of China Market Research Group said he expects the luxury goods company to have a tough time in China over the next 6 to 12 months.