John Galliano: the apology tour

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It seems impossible that the reserved gentleman who answered Charlie Rose’s questions sotto voce could be the same drunken anti-Semite seen in a grainy video taken in a Paris bar. In that 2010 clip, Dior designer John Galliano spewed hatred. Asked if he was a natural blond, he replied, “No, but I love Hitler.” It only got worse.

Galliano was promptly fired from Dior and let go from the line that bears his name.

Now Galliano is on the apology circuit. “When I saw it, I threw up,” he tells Vanity Fair of the infamous video. Drunk and on drugs that night, Galliano says he has no memory of it. He told Rose on June 12 that he is trying to make amends.

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