Today John Galliano, head designer of French label Christian Dior has been dropped after a video surfaced Monday of the drunken Brit slurring after being asked by a women if he had blonde hair and blue eyes....his response?
"No, but I love Hitler, and people like you would be dead today. Your mothers, your forefathers, would be f*cking gassed and f*cking dead."
He then went on to tell two shocked women when they asked if he had a problem..
"With you? Yeah, your ugly"
There have been accusations by others that Galliano has made similar anti-Semitic remarks which in Paris where the incidents have taken place.
Making anti-Semitic remarks can bring up to six months in prison in France, and Galliano appeared in a Paris police station Monday to face the accusations against him.
Being an American I do believe in freedom of speach and feel that jailing Galliano is ridiculous, but what he said was beyond unacceptable. Usually I am forgiving when it comes to the stupidity of the drunk, but watching the video that surfaced, I was convinced he was not making an off color joke, he was being rude and his status in the fashion world has clearly gone to his head.
Natalie Portman who is the face of Miss Dior Perfume and also Jewish is not pleased.
"As an individual who is proud to be Jewish, I will not be associated with Mr. Galliano in any way."
Galliano I feel has dug his own grave career wise which I feel is punishment enough. He is a very creative and talented designer, but you can have all the fame and notoriety in the fashion world, but its worthless and easily lost if your ego inflates which his clearly has.
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