Oh dear, John

John Galliano has certainly upset a large number of people thanks to a video released in which he is heard making remarks regarding someone’s race or religion. Galliano alleges that he was provoked, yet has finally issued a statement about the alleged offense.

Excerpt from the statement: “I have fought my entire life against prejudice, intolerance and discrimination, having been subjected to it myself. In all my work my inspiration has been to unite people of every race, creed, religion and sexuality by celebrating their cultural and ethnic diversity through fashion. That remains my guiding light.”

Also, according to Suzy Menkes of the NY Times, Galliano will be entering rehab.

What will happen to the designer’s post at Dior? No one seems to have that answer. But he is currently suspended. Who on earth would come close to filling the iconic shoes of John Galliano?

Read his full statement here.
View the video.