John Galliano Apologizes for Anti-Semitic Comments | Designer Contrite & Facing Jail

Posted on: Mar 3

After being ousted at Christian Dior following anti-Semitic comments in a French café, John Galliano has his tail firmly between his legs. It probably won't win over the world's Jewish population, but at least he's done the right thing and apologized for his outburst.

"I must take responsibility for the circumstances in which I found myself and for allowing myself to be seen to be behaving in the worst possible light. I only have myself to blame and I know that I must face up to my own failures and that I must work hard to gain people's understanding and compassion. To start this process I am seeking help and all I can hope for in time is to address the personal failure which led to these circumstances and try and earn people's forgiveness," he said.

"Anti-Semitism and racism have no part in our society. I unreservedly apologize for my behavior in causing any offense."

Perhaps Galliano's hoping his apology will help when he faces court sometime between April and June. Making anti-Semitic comments in France is a felony, and if found convicted Galliano could face a six-month prison stint and $31, 000 in fines.

I can't imagine the fashion designer will be very fond of dowdy prison jumpsuits!

[Source: Fashionista]
[Image Source: Beadwoman/Flickr]

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