A so-called million dollar deal has turned out to be completely fake as a company hired a man to pose as the president of major fashion label Supreme.
Highsnobiety has reported that OXN which is a Chinese clothing brand was supposed to be closing a deal to collaborate with Supreme. However, the meeting was 100 percent bogus. The man was impersonating real president James Jebbia.
It’s being said that the actor was allegedly hired by OXN with intentions of making their products seem more legitimate.
The impersonator showed up to the event decked out in Supreme gear and sat in a room decorated in OXNxSupreme wallpaper. The video shows the man standing up shaking hands right after paperwork was signed in front of an audience.
So this dude in the bow tie went to China and presented himself as the President of @supremenewyork 😐 And signed a deal to do collabs with a few Chinese brands. WTF?? This dude just made millions off the deal. A friend of @brooklyndom1 sent him this. It went down a few days ago. Repost and pass it along to @supremenewyork #supreme #brooklynprojects #supremeforsale
Initially, it was being reported that the actor tricked OXN and other Chinese based companies into singing deals with Supreme.
However, publication Jing Daily were the ones who outed OXN calling their operation a popular “rent-a-foreigner” business scheme.
Per Jing Daily:
The “rent-a-foreigner” business is not a new phenomenon in China—domestic brands and small scale companies often hire attractive foreigners to pose as colleagues in a ruse to win over more Chinese consumers.
As of now, there has been no word from Supreme or OXN on this matter. As more news develops we will keep you posted!
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