John Galliano Faces Jail Time For Anti-Semitic Slurs, Issues Denial

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The prospect of John Galliano in prison isn’t a pretty one; he’d be ruling with an paisley fist before you’d know it. High-waisted orange palazzo pants as far as the eye can see! Since French law considers anti-Semitism a crime,  John Galliano faces jail time for his anti-Semitic slurs. If convicted, Galliano could be looking at six months in prison and more than $31,000 in fines. Galliano already looks like The Joker; maybe it was only a matter of time before he started lording over the underworld. Just let him get that purple suit and green bow tie dry-cleaned and he’s good to go!

Now that he’s looking at prison time, Galliano issued an apology for his comments…well, sort of. “I completely deny the claims made against me and have fully cooperated with the police investigation,” John said. “A number of independent witnesses have given evidence and have told the police that I was subjected to verbal harassment and an unprovoked assault when an individual tried to hit me with a chair having taken violent exception to my look and my clothing. For these reasons I have commenced proceedings for defamation and the threats made against me.” Sure, because why wouldn’t Galliano declare “I love Hitler!” when getting into a street brawl? “However, I fully accept that the accusations made against me have greatly shocked and upset people,” Galliano admitted. “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.” We guess if he wasn’t seen making racist statements, Galliano wouldn’t feel so contrite. Ah, but if people don’t see him, how will they know about his cutting-edge fashion sense? Merde, it’s a Catch-22!

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