Dior designer John Galliano was arrested last Thursday for allegedly incitement of racial prejudice and assaulting a couple in Paris. Galliano reportedly grabbed the hair of a woman at a bar and said that she had “a dirty Jew face” during an an argument, and later insulted her date. Galliano was taken into police custody and administered a sobriety test where it was determined that his blood alcohol level was over twice the legal limit.
Though he denied making any racial slurs that night, the situation has unfortunately brought forward additional racist accusations, including a damning video of Galliano telling fellow café patrons on a separate occasion “I love Hitler” and that “People like you would be dead today. Your mothers, your forefathers would be f—ing gassed.” Galliano has been suspended from his position at Dior which he has held since 1996. Prior to this, Galliano’s most striking attribute was his resemblance to Captain Hook. You can watch the video, filmed by another bar patron, after the jump.
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