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John Galliano Banned From Dressing Israeli Eurovision Contestant! ADL Comes To His Defense!

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It seems like sometimes saying sorry and acting contrite is just not enough.

John Galliano has been working hard to put his anti-Semitic rant behind him, but some aren’t ready to forgive him.

The designer was all set to dress Moran Mazor, a Eurovision contestant from Israel, after her stylist "reached out to several international designers among them John Galliano. Fortunately, he accepted the challenge of designing a dress."

But once the Israel Broadcasting Authority, who sponsors Israel's participation and broadcasts the show, got wind of the deal, they banned her from wearing his designs.

The IBA's Yoav Ginai fired off a memo to Moran's agent, saying:

"I have no doubt as an Israeli and a Jew that such a 'splendid resume' precludes someone from dressing the Israeli Eurovision representative, at a time when racism and anti-Semitism is rampant in Europe, even if he had apologized."

However the Anti-Defamation League, who has been working very closely with Galliano since the incident, is UP-SET! National Director Abraham H. Foxman released his own statement, in which he said:

"I am outraged and embarrassed that an entity representing Israel would reject Mr. Galliano. To reject someone who has now embraced Israel and the Jewish people is outrageous. This is not the lesson that you give your children. Rejecting someone who gave a sincere apology is not Jewish tradition. We are a people that forgive and this is not the way to overcome bigotry. Mr. Galliano is a changed man. The Israel Broadcasting Authority must realize this. It is great to see that he is working with Israeli artists. He has continued to work hard in establishing relationships, and has shown us and the world that he is taking steps to understand and grow from his past mistakes. To continue to boycott him is not constructive."

Everyone makes mistakes, and while Galliano’s was major, he seems to have done everything possible to right the wrong.

But Mazor doesn't want to risk it and her agent at Liam Productions said she won’t be wearing the Galliano-designed frock.

Thoughts???

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7 comments to “John Galliano Banned From Dressing Israeli Eurovision Contestant! ADL Comes To His Defense!”

  1. bnietzsche says – reply to this


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    he has a special place in fashion that cant be filled he paid his dues give him another chance

  2. 4fucksake says – reply to this


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    "To reject someone who HAS NOW embraced Israel and the Jewish people is outrageous"… "Mr. Galliano is a changed man"….

    Really, seriously!? "HAS NOW"… Does anyone else think that statement is infuriating?? Thank you, Mr. Galliano, for accepting the Israeli & Jewish people… Now.
    Mr. Galliano is considered a minority himself, being gay. Why pick on another minority? One, no less, that has the Holocaust as part of their history. Time heals all wounds. Possibly, for the entitled narcissist, Mr. Galliano, his time has not yet come.

  3. Fed Reserve Chairman says – reply to this


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    Please, the man has an opinion that in theory was wrong because he generalized. Same thing as Mel Gibson. Sick of hearing Jews are a minority. European elite jews are the kings of the Jews. They own all the banks in Europe and the United States on behalf of the Royal houses of Europe and the Black Nobility of Rome. The Queen of England is the most powerful Royal House in Europe and their family (Saxe-Coburg-Gotha) are JEWISH! Surprise! I wouldn't back down, I would re-iterarte my statement.

  4. nicole says – reply to this


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    i love John Galliano

  5. @v@ says – reply to this


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    Forgiveness and reconciliation is not high on some people's list. Just ask Mel Gibson.

  6. eleanorbvvv says – reply to this


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    Re: Fed Reserve Chairman – ahhh jealousy… wanna be seccsfull? go work.
    And we don't think of ourselfs as minority…

  7. jane says – reply to this


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    I think it is really unfair to reject someone who thought over his mistakes and tries hard to make things better!
    i mean, he was drunk, he was in an emotional negative moment.. if someone else would have said it, nobody would care! but since its john galiano: lets fuck up his life afterwards!
    besides.. a lot of famous ppl say a lot of different comments about anyone. its sort of freedom of expression! be honest with urself: how often did you had a grief against someone/something..and how often did you diss in front of your friends other ppl?!
    so now we're not allow to criticise, or tell anything anymore because "someone" is so sensitive?!
    i think it wasnt good what he did in public. but stop making an elephant out of a fly!