I heard that awkward moment during Portman's press conference.
http://www.thewrap.com/node/25109Soon after Academy handlers escorted Portman backstage, a reporter asked her, "You’re a spokesperson for Dior’s Miss Dior Cheri fragrance. Why are you not wearing Dior tonight? And what do you think about Dior designer John Galliano recently being suspended for alleged assault and for allegedly making anti-Semitic remarks?"
Before Portman could answer, an Academy official interrupted, saying, "We're just going to move on."
A murmur went through the assembled media in the room, but the exchange doesn't show up anywhere on the Academy's transcript, released late Sunday night.
Galliano issued a public apology for his behaviour "in causing any offence".
Anti-Semitism and racism have no part in our society, he says in his statement.
He checks into rehabilitation (for his drinking habits, not anti-semitic ideas).
Nevertheless, according to the
French public prosecutor, Galliano will go before a court where he could face up to six months in prison and $31,000 in fines if convicted.
This is odd….. In his earlier days he used to claim he is a descendant from Sephardic Jews in Spain, that his maternal grand-mother was Jewess from Spain who married a Catholic …
He even dressed like a Hasidim for a while and created a number of outfits…..
It is not a good idea to verbally attack strangers out of the blue, and shove chairs at people in cafes, and he deserves legal consequences.
No gay man seriously “Loves Hitler” (never mind “Jewish”)…. One of the set-in-stone facts most gays do know is that Hitler intended to exterminate homosexuals.
He had few more episodes of outrage where he insulted an Asian woman, called another woman ugly, etc…..
But I am not sure he is a “hard core” anti-Semite, but rather a Loose-mouth Shtettle-boy from the Pale who thinks he is “golden” and has a right to yell what comes to mind and most offensive at the moment without any “ideology” attached to it….
^ Tinami has nailed the hammer on the head. Props.
"awwww....shades of Janet Lynn" - Dick Button on anyone who makes more than one mistake in their program.
The chair-thrower will be rich soon after milking the well-off Galliano.
Dior will be fine too, thanks to the brilliant PR campaign. As well as their faithful customers like myself.
Almost. But I am sure Galliano will recover eventually. Sounds cynical, I know.
Btw, since the youtube link in OP is dead by now, on the site of The Sun, that was the first one to publish the video methinks, the video is still available (homepage-search "Galliano"). It was enough for Galliano's dismissal. As for the criminal trial, the French court has to find the video an admissible evidence since the private recording was done without Galliano's agreement. I wonder what the juridical outcome will be.
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And while I'm also married to a great guy, I'm hardly as popular or smart, and certainly we are just struggling to make ends meet and never get to travel anymore. Her life is sybaritic, and mine is nothing but struggle.
With so many people out there who think attacking others based on race, religion, ethnicity, physical ability, gender or sexual orientation should be protected speech because their words should be considered as merely politically incorrect and not - as they are - hate speech, MAD PROPS to Christian Dior.
Galliano and a$$holes everywhere.
The drift of this thread reminded me of a guy who graduated a year behind me in high school. He played Division 1 football on a scholarship, was a Rhodes Scholar finalist, went to the NFL for seven years, graduated from law school, was a tv football commentator, NPR commentator and is a successful fiction writer. He had a network TV show and coaches high school football in his "spare" time.
After all these years, I still shake my head at what he has been able to accomplish. The wildest thing is that he was adopted into a very average working class family. I'm sure at times his parents must have thought he came from Mars!
Galliano is a first class a hole.
^^^This post would find a good home on the James Franco thread.
"Nature is a damp, inconvenient sort of place where birds and animals wander about uncooked."
from Speedy Death
A lot of really successful people do a ton of successful projects, but they have the means and luxury to hire people to help out and/or take time off to complete them. The majority of us don't have that.
If I had the money, I'd go back to school for more degrees and write on the side too.
Awww shucks. Thanks. I needed that.