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John Galliano’s Anti-Semitic Assault Victim Excuses Him Because He’s A Brilliant Designer

Philippe Virgiti, the male half of the couple accusing John Galliano of spewing anti-Semitic bile, and who’s now on the receiving end of a defamation lawsuit from the rehabbing designer, insists Galliano did use those naughty words. But it’s not like he’s actually a Jew hater!

“[T]oday, I am convinced that he didn’t believe what he was saying,” Virgiti tells Le Parisien about the Feb. 24 incident. “I don’t think he is racist or anti-Semitic. Since the incident, I’ve learned about his work. I’ve seen that he put different cultures into his designs. I think that, more importantly, he is very sick and that, above all, he was provoked.”

Um. By you?

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  • alan brickman

    Wow a smart guy who realizes maybe he was drunk and stupid..John still needs to evole..but he will….

  • alan brickman

    hating solves nothing…

  • Sexy Rexy

    A drunken person speaks a sober mind.

  • Ogre Magi

    John Galliano has a mustache that screams “I’m a bad person”

  • Rikard

    why do designers have such terrible personal style? he is as absurd as Lagerfeld is boring.

  • Jackson

    @Rikard: imagine fashion without our icons absurdest and outlandish traits

  • mikey

    speaking as someone who has, on festive occasions (such as any day of the week than ends with the word “day”), had a few too many to drink … I simply don’t believe the “I was drunk” apology.

    most likely, Galliano simply said what he really thinks but is too smart to say when sober.

  • Johnnybluejeans

    Somebody got paid.

  • eyesiq

    Watching back the footage of Galliano it’s rather obvious to me that what he said was spoken insincerely. I think anyone who is gay or flamboyant would recognize the tone in his voice as mockingly offensive. I think he said what he did mainly for the sock factor that it gave the conversation. Obviously a bad choice, but every time I see something about this I think, “really?”

  • edgyguy1426

    Perhaps if the verbal assualt victim was actually jewish this might have been seen differently.

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