Arts & Culture
Is Hitler The New Black?
John Galliano, of Dior Fame, was recently videotaped in Paris proclaiming his love for Hitler. Read More
According to John Galliano (pictured above), yes. John Galliano, of Dior Fame, was recently videotaped in Paris proclaiming his love for Hitler. This video undeniably captures him stating “I love Hitler” as matter-of-factly as he might declare his love of hats. He goes on to tell the patrons at the next table that ”People like you would be dead. Your mothers, your forefathers, would all be f****** gassed.” Galliano was arrested after making the anti-semitic comments, then taken to the police station for a sobriety test – which he failed. Notably, in France one may be sanctioned for expressing anti-semitic remarks.
Dior is wasting no time distancing itself from the anti-semitic designer: “Pending the results of the inquiry, Christian Dior has suspended John Galliano from his responsibilities,” announced the fashion house in a recent statement.
This videotape is as serious as it is shocking. For all the fashion-puns I would love to enlist here, none seem appropriate in light of this all-too-real window into the undercurrent of anti-semitism that may not be fashionable, but is still very much alive.