John Galliano to Teach at Parsons

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  1. 71000

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    Some of those tweeters are idiots. Jesus Christ, the whole fiasco was years ago and he's already apologized and paid the consequence of his actions. He hasn't stepped out of line since, yet people continue to hold one drunken mistake against him :rolleyes: And Veronica Amarante would be hard pressed to find another professor as qualified and talented as one of the greatest couturiers of all time. Anyway, I'm really happy that he's making his way back to fashion, although this is far from what I really want to see him doing. But, baby steps...
     
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    Parsons is lucky to have a premier couturier teach and coach thier students. It's bound to add to Parsons prestige and acclaim as a top design school. I, too, am a huge Galliano fan and am glad to see him coming back.

    Dear Lord, forgive the man. He's obviously made his amends. Let him move on with pursuing his craft.
     
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    He said something had when he was drunk... so we should exile him from the fashion world and not let him teach even though he is an amazing designer?:rolleyes:

    People need to get over themselves - they need to stop being overly sensitive.
     
  4. Anna

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    To be fair, people are most honest and truthful about their real opinion when they're drunk... :whistling:

    I don't think Galliano is more racist than most people in the fashion industry though, since there is a lot more diversity in the models he chooses vs people in the industry who only think other ethnic groups should portray just one stereotype. It's just that saying, "Oh don't be so sensitive, he was drunk, get over it..." to racist remarks is very bad IMO. The more we excuse people so easily, the more acceptable and ingrained in our culture racism becomes.

    I do feel that there were other factors behind the whole thing at Dior though, which I won't get into because that would be going way too off topic.

    Anyway, I wonder how the course will turn out to be, haha, I know a student at Parsons and he doesn't even do fashion but was excited/showing off about this.
     
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    Except he wasn't excused easily. Besides facing enormous public ridicule because he's so famous, he had to leave Dior and his eponymous fashion label (which is even more terrible than being fired from Dior, because now he cannot ever make a new house using the same name). He was charged, had to pay a fine, and was even stripped of the legion of honor. Yet even after he received mental help and has obviously repented for his actions, unforgiving dumbasses still want him to suffer. Everyone makes mistakes, and tons of people say racist remarks without having to go through what Galliano had to go through. All he did was say a few offensive remarks, which seems trivial in comparison to some of the degrading things people post online. It was just his bad luck that he was in France and not somewhere like the US. Plus, it's not like his racist remark was unprovoked, and it's easy to say things you don't mean when you're drunk and someone insults you. The fact that people still want him to suffer for a small mistake made long ago disgusts me and shows how lack of empathy is acceptable and ingrained in our culture.

    OT, but my school is doing Beauty and the Beast, and sometimes when I think of Galliano, these lyrics from Beast's soliloquy come to mind :lol:
    "How long much this go on, this cruel trick of fate, I simply made one careless, wrong decision"
     
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    Yeah I agree he wasn't, I was referring to other cases where people's racist remarks and attitude are really easily dismissed having a negative influence on what's deemed acceptable by society.


    I think there were other problems people had against Galliano, maybe, and some people say Dior had other hidden reasons for wanting to fire him?!
    I also find it annoying that Galliano is seen to be such an outlier for saying something racist when there is a lot of racial discrimination and stereotyping from others in the industry (plenty or editorials and runway shows reflect this :meh:).
     

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