Mar 5, 2011

An Unapologetic Statement

John Galliano proved once again why he deserves all of the backlash he has been receiving. Following his anti-Semitic rant in late February, the designer was fired from his position as creative director at Dior, was scorned by Natalie Portman and was shunned by the world. This pathetic and unauthentic "apology" statement only furthers my hatred for the designer. Read his statement below, with commentary from yours truly.

"Since the events of last Thursday evening I have not been able to make any public comment on what took place based upon advice from my French lawyer. However, given the continuing delays at the French Prosecutor's Office, I should make my position clear." Blaming someone else? Classic.

"I completely deny the claims made against me and have fully co-operated with the police investigation." Silly claim considering there is video evidence of your anti-Semitic tirade.

"A number of independent witness 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 violet exception to my look and my clothing. For these reasons I have commenced proceedings for defamation and the threats made against me." Someone doesn't like your look so you spew anti-Semitic hatred at them? For the record, Hitler killed gay people as well as Jews, Gypsies and other minorities. Are you sure you still love him?

"However, I fully accept that the accusations made against me have greatly shocked and upset people." Bravo.

"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." Worst possible light does not accurately define the harshness of the situation.

"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." Why would you work to gain people's understanding and compassion? You don't deserve it and no one will ever understand why you said what you did.

"I have fought my entire life against prejudice, intolerance and discrimination, having been subjected to it myself. In all my work my inspiraton has been to unite people of every race, creed, religion and sexuality by celebrating their cultural and ethnic diversity through fashion. That remains my guiding light." All the more reason for you to NOT love Hitler and for you to NOT discriminate against Jewish people.

"Anti-Semitism and racism have no part in our society. I unreservedly apologise for my behavior in causing any offence."

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