Archive for the ‘John Galliano’ tag
The real story was actually amusing, it sounded more like a couple who agressed a guy without knowing who he was over his bad appearance. As yes, sometimes John Galliano wears bad track suits, no make up and doesn’t have his hair done. No big drama here, except a fashion crime maybe.
So a couple agressed a man and insulted him so he ended replying, I quote: “you are ugly and your fucking bag is ugly too”. The story should have stopped there. And like my colleague Elisa from Sleek said: “no matter how drunk, a designer can never see past an ugly bag!”
But the magic of internet decided otherwise…
10 minutes after the call of my friend, we read in Vogue UK and Elle that John Galliano is accused of racism and antisemite words?! Now the man of the couple was Asian, so try to make the link with the Jewish religion and go print in your newspaper the link. Is that journalism?
Half an hour later, 2500 news pages have spread that via “serious” press agencies like Reuters and AFP. 45 minutes later the French wikipedia page about John Galliano tells he has been arested for death threats (!!!). This article was deleted 5 minutes later. One hour later, Dior announces they suspend John Galliano from his functions. Over what? Over gossips that were spread by people who weren’t even there!?
I used to believe in the so called serious press agencies as they are the ones to spread the official verified news worldwide. But after today I will believe my friend call over the 2500 pages that spread over nothing and got a man fired from his job. I will be like Thomas the Apostle here: I will believe only what I see. Didn’t Dior want to get rid of John Galliano after all? Well, there, it’s done. In a nasty way. That story climbed so high over nothing that it’s even to wonder if it wasn’t set up just as a trap. But Galliano will land on his feet. And I believe justice will be made at some point.
My conclusion is: do not believe all you read, check all the sides of one story. Even the great agencies can do, let’s call it “mistakes”. And last thing: when you visit Paris, please don’t wear ugly bags :)