John Galliano and Jews ...

'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.


  1. You're "thrilled" that a man is being "questioned" by the police for expressing his opinions? Are you insane?

    You can't believe that you won't ever find yourself being harassed by some scumbag with political connections?

    Freedom of speech is precious. Once lost, everyone is at risk from lobby groups with hate in their hearts and a telephone line to the police.

    Come on, Dorothy, you're better than this. Don't join the SA.

  2. One should defeat the racism of Galliano in the free market of ideas not by police arrest for speech.
    Free speech is meaningless if people who are offensive are not free to express their views.
    Let us not fight racist speech with a police state but with education and public scorn.

  3. First they came for the communists,
    and I didn't speak out because I wasn't a communist.

    Then they came for the trade unionists,
    and I didn't speak out because I wasn't a trade unionist.

    Then they came for the Jews,
    and I didn't speak out because I wasn't a Jew.

    Then they came for [the homosexuals]
    and there was no one left to speak out for me.

    Pastor Martin Niemöller (with apologies)

  4. "John Galliano is an Imbecile brain dead Moron". He is a poster child for what is wrong in todays society. What was he thinking going on drunken rant and stooping to the lowest of low? what a shame!his remarks and statements were designed to be offensive and hurtful.

    Perhaps his brain was dead, and his body didn't know it!

    He must be fired and be prosecuted to the fullest. Shame on him for being such fool and ignorrant prick. Please excuse my language. I had to say this, because he deserves every insult coming to him.

    In conclusion, the stupid is, the stupid does!

    Danny, Murphy

  5. Just put a Extra large red X on Galliano and bankrupt him for his stupidity. He might be considered larger than life, to me he is as small as peanut.

    Danny, Murphy

  6. You can't humiliate a nation and call it freedom of the speech!


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