GQ scrubs Xi Jinping from ‘worst dressed’ list after causing ‘unintended offence’

British GQ published its annual best and worst dressed men list. This year, the top 10 “worst dressed” men’s list will only include eight people after the publication took China’s President Xi Jinping and Thailand’s King Maha Vajiralongkorn off the list.

The publication, which is owned by the corporation Conde Nast, is now being forced to explain why they decided to scrub mention of Jinping and Thailand’s king. “We are conscious that digitally published stories travel globally and can gain traction where they lack the necessary context and can cause unintended offence,” a spokesperson from Conde Nast told BuzzFeed on Friday.

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