Fashion house Christian Dior fired its creative director John Galliano, after a video surfaced in which he declared his love for Adolf Hitler.
The fashion designer, who has won the coveted British designer of the year four times, was detained last week over an alleged anti-semitic assault in a Parisian bar. Initially suspended from the fashion house, they decided to cut ties with Galliano, after more revelations came to light and the video was published online.
Dior’s Miss Cherie spokesperson, Natalie Portman voiced her ‘disgust’ by the video and does not want to be associated with Galliano. Portman is of Jewish origin and her great-grandparents died in the concentration camps.
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Even if these are Mr Galliano’s sincere views, should he not be allowed to state them in contexts he believes private. It is impractical to legislate against thought, but by legislating against what is called “hate speech” we will kill “free speech” stone cold dead, and literature and philosophy at the same time. Surely everyone has something or someone that she hates.
Free speech is one this but this is not that…this is someone being hateful and racist towards another person…everyone is entitled to believe what they want and think what they want but nobody has the right to abuse anyone else, in any form. He is an amazing talent but Dior have absolutely done the right thing, this sort of behaviour should not go without consequence.
Nigel, you’re ridiculous. This disgusting creature should be fired, and it’s done. Rightly so. This isn’t about “free speech.” It’s about being an ignorant, racist, hateful drunk who should lose his job and his prestige for his views. Yes, he certainly has the right to voice his opinions, but he also has the “right” to suffer the consequences when he does.
i agree with nigel. eventhough the statements made by galliano are offensive we shouldn’t shut people up simply because we don’t like what they say. Dior can fire him and galliano will probably be ruined, so he’ll get his dues. what is it with drunks and anti-semitism? another mel gibson-like rant. cheers, buttoms up.