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ZERO TOLERANCE

Parsons Pulls The Plug On John Galliano’s Master Class, Won’t Employ Hate Crime Convicts

t1larg.galliano.portman.giParsons the New School for Design announced on Tuesday that it has pulled the plug on a string of classroom discussions held by famed designer John Galliano, originally scheduled to take place in the coming weeks. The school received a number of complaints—including an online petition with over 2,000 signatures—to bar Galliano from the institution in light of the anti-Semitic remarks that got him fired from Dior two years ago.

According to Reuters, students from the school complained that it should not employ someone who had been convicted of a hate crime.

In a statement released to the press, Deborah Kirschner, a spokeswoman for the school, said “We could not reach consensus with Mr. Galliano on the conditions of this conversation, and the program could not move forward.”

A source close to the school told The New York Times that talks had fallen through not because of Galliano’s tarnished reputation, but issues related to the size and audience of the classes.

Still, we imagine those hateful remarks will follow Mr. Galliano to his grave. Kudos to the fashion industry for standing up against hate.

By:           Matthew Tharrett
On:           May 8, 2013
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  • 9 Comments
    • Ruhlmann
      Ruhlmann

      It’s time to get off this guys back. He spent a few minutes in his life attention seeking while he was drunk. It was stupid, mean and surprisingly ignorant but some won’t be happy until he’s in a gutter. Is this “standing up against hate”?

      May 8, 2013 at 11:11 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Harley
      Harley

      @Ruhlmann: YES!

      May 9, 2013 at 5:47 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Cam
      Cam

      @Ruhlmann:

      Oh yes, lets never forget that the guy telling others “Too bad Hitler Missed You” is the real victim here.

      May 9, 2013 at 3:27 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Ruhlmann
      Ruhlmann

      @Cam: Okay you’ve justified pissing venom at him. Do you feel better or morally superior? Is your life as lonely and pathetic as his must be just now? Knock yourself out.

      May 9, 2013 at 4:10 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • ALOYSIUS64
      ALOYSIUS64

      I’m with Alan Rickman. Who amongst us hasn’t said something vile and hurtful only to realize that we were wrong and take the steps to see things in a new light? Galliano apologized, sought counseling, etc. I think Parsons missed an opportunity to give a brilliant designer like Galliano a renewed sense of purpose and direction.

      May 9, 2013 at 4:38 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • fashionmi
      fashionmi

      Marc Jacobs destroyed Galliano’s career. He was always jealous of him. Jacobs cruelly tortures a talented young girl called Angel Barta. He stole her designes and fooled her with love. Read the story with evidences on: styleangelique. blogspot. com

      May 9, 2013 at 4:40 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • balehead
      balehead

      Galliano is a genius…too bad the pc’s win with their mediocre hypocrazy agian…

      May 9, 2013 at 5:50 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • balehead
      balehead

      Again!

      May 9, 2013 at 5:51 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • balehead
      balehead

      Marc Jacobs has said alot worse ….

      May 9, 2013 at 5:52 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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