Christian Dior recently fired John Galliano after he started an anti-semitic rant at a cafe (La Perle) to a couple and their friend from the next table, in Paris.
The couple’s friend recorded the whole thing and now they kicked his ass by leaking it everywhere.
According to a French law, they can lock you up at least for 6 months in prison if you say anything anti-semitic.
Fist of all, I think it’s good that Galliano got exposed but there are some issues I don’t get.
I say ‘yes’ to record that and post it, that way we can see what his beliefs are and we can choose what opinion to create on him later on but on the other hand a drunk guy would say anything. Of course that doesn’t give Galliano the excuse of saying all that, but there is a nice Greek old saying that goes like “The lunatic saw the drunk and got scared” in other words, drunk folks are capable of saying or doing anything.
But even if he was sober, we have to understand that there are many shit-headed nazi lovers out there and although we hate listening to those crap, they do have their own opinion. As we have the freedom of calling them ‘shit-headed’.
Which brings me to my other point.
Is it…democratic to have a law that forbid you to say stuff in a random cafe-bar?
Maybe the law is a remnant of French guilt over their deeds (or better to say “their non-existing deeds” since they are often accused that they were ‘neutral’ till the point they were invaded by Germans and only then they cared to create the famous French resistance ) back in the WW2, but that law seems very nazi-like already! You know, censorship is a trait of dictatorship.
Christian Dior is a company and as one, they have the freedom to re-evaluate their employees. Of course by keeping him it would hurt the company even more. But was that on the contract as well?
Should something like that be on a contract anyways especially when the incident didn’t even take place inside Dior’s walls?
If you don’t try to proselytize others with your opinion then why to be chased for?
There are over twenty types of discrimination -if I remember correctly- which we daily overlook. Take for example overweighted people, poor people, people that have some sort of physical or mental disability, people that have addictions, sexual preference, etc.
If Galliano had said to a model “You’re fat, go lose some weight if you want the job” he wouldn’t be fired… The public’s opinion would change on him, but he would keep his job…(at least till the model sue him)
Even the word ‘racism’ is …racist! We are one human race, not four, or a hundred but just one. The word was created to classify if possible somehow the human population ages ago, and it’s now an outdated term.
But it lives and thrives still in our modern societies.
Especially in this case, I find it monstrous that we chase a fashion designer while there are still Nazis living in Argentina after they flew from Europe, Germany still not paying back families that their members were victims or their countries after what happened and so on.
The human kind will always find something alien when they will look at each other.
But let’s stay on topic.
Something that everyone seemed to overlooked -which would seem very homophobic, theretofore racist- is the fact that Galliano is a rainbow kid. (Come on…you don’t think there is anyone believing he’s a masculine straight guy, do you?)
Which of course takes us to the obvious conclusion…Nazi’s hated homosexuals as well, so what are the chances of a homosexual fashion designer to “love Hitler” , be?
For me it’s an obvious incident of a drunk dude that got annoyed for some reason and got into a verbal fight with the next table.
In a way of dealing with it, I assume Galliano started attacking where he knew it would “hurt” the people on the next table.
And if you are a Jew you have a high chance of listening to anti-semitic stuff.
Like if you are gay, you will have higher chances to listen to anything against gay people too.
It’s interesting though to see that this ‘scratched’ many ‘old wounds’ and people have taken it to the extreme from both sides.
It appears to be that we came to a point where even a verbal attack on a cafe in Paris will start up a new fire out of no where.
I’m not taking his side. Actually I’m not taking no ones side, especially when we have a drunk gay dude, some Jews and a 41 seconds tape.
It sounds like a joke.
So what happens to the famous fashion designer now?
Many say that this is the end of his career (which in a way is good cause we will have less starving models or androgynous role models), some others say he will overcome it.
The rest don’t give a fuck 😛
The sure thing is that in April he will get on trial. Although he’s a rich folk no one is totally sure that he will manage to avoid the up to 6 months jail (I know what you’re thinking: “oh the ‘fun’ he will have in prison!” 😈 ) and that’s because French justice might give him the worst penalty just because of the whole buzz. For sure though, he made many enemies. Well, if he does what Kate Moss managed to do some years ago, he might overcome it afterall. Although Kate Moss had the looks.
Galliano’s statement just right after he was fired by Dior, is the following and it is taken from “The Sun“
“I must take responsibility for the circumstances in which I found myself and for allowing myself to be seen to be behaving in the worst possible light.
I only have myself to blame and I know that I must face up to my own failures and that I must work hard to gain people’s understanding and compassion.
To start this process I am seeking help and all I can hope for in time is to address the personal failure which led to these circumstances and try and earn people’s forgiveness.
Anti-Semitism and racism have no part in our society. I unreservedly apologise for my behaviour in causing any offence.
I completely deny the claims made against me and have fully co-operated with the police investigation.
A number of independent witnesses have given evidence and have told the police that I was subjected to verbal harassment and an unprovoked assault when an individual tried to hit me with a chair having taken violent exception to my look and my clothing.”
Obviously he wants to calm down the people but also points out that he was the one that was a victim of verbal harassment instead.
If he fails to stand up his feet again in haute couture world, I suggest him to launch the new HelloKitty Nazi Line.
One thing is for sure, the ideas of collections he can make from now on are unlimited and they would be… astonishing!
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