'Your forefathers would all have been gassed': John Galliano questioned by French police as tape of second anti-semitic rant emerges | Mail Online
Video Raises Questions for Designer - New York Times
I've written before about anti-Semitism in London - The Steady Rise of European Anti-Semitism: Lessons From History - so whilst John Galliano of Christian Dior's comments were shocking ... they also were not such a huge surprise. It's become acceptable to make anti-Semitic comments in a way that it would never be to make anti-Muslim comments in London. I've loved Galliano's dresses since long before he went to Givenchy let alone Dior, but he's clearly a deeply flawed individual. Only one Galliano designed item is part of my current wardrobe - one of the most beautifully designed skirt suits I have ever worn - but it will be going in my next eBay clear-out as I know I won't feel comfortable wearing it again, just as a black woman wouldn't feel comfortable wearing a designer who'd ranted about how much he hated "niggers".
Two sets of witnesses and two video, with a total of three known incidents in public now suggests that there is no smoke without fire - and the swiftness of his suspension by Dior to me suggests they knew about this aspect of his personality. I'm just thrilled it's a criminal offense in France, and hope he will be prosecuted.
Well done to Natalie Portman, a Dior ambassador but also a Jew, who did not wear Dior to the Oscars - shame on preachy movie stars such as Sharon Stone and Nicole Kidman who did. Portman has since issued a statement condemning Galliano.
Oh, and John Galliano may love Hitler, but Hitler would not have reciprocated ... he'd have sent him to the gas chambers for being homosexual.