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Famous Designer

Detained for Anti-Semitic Rant

2/25/2011 10:29 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

John Galliano -- the head designer at Christian Dior -- was briefly detained in Paris last night for allegedly attacking a couple at a cafe ... and spewing anti-Semitic insults at them.

John Galliano

According to the Associated Foreign Press, cops swooped in and detained Galliano ... and found that he had been drinking. Galliano was released without charges ... and escorted home by police.

The details surrounding the incident are sketchy ... but Galliano's lawyer Stephane Zerbib told AFP the designer "formally denies the accusations of anti-Semitism made against him."

Dior has officially suspended Galliano pending an investigation into the incident.

FYI -- Kate Moss recently announced she tapped Galliano to design her wedding dress.

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1.

Fan    

I didn't know that designing ripoff fashions sewn in Bangladesh by 8yo orphans gives one a Semitic Hood Pass?

Who does this guy think he is, John Mayer?

1305 days ago
2.

rex kramer    

He should face a firing squad for crimes against fashion. What is with that facial hair?

1305 days ago
3.

Marilyn    

Boycott Natzis like Galliano & Mel Gibson!

1305 days ago
4.

OooooNooo!    

What in the Wild World of Sports has THIS got to do with Charlie Sheen?

Focus people, FOCUS!

1305 days ago
5.

lisa2    

...

1305 days ago
6.

dreamon    

Word is that Lindsay Lohan will take the helm at Dior till the situation is resolved....

1305 days ago
7.

Sid    

Who cares ...... ???

1305 days ago
8.

Adam    

please forgive me for stating the obvious, but no one with a beak like that should be going on anti-semitic rants

1305 days ago
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NICOLE    

I don't understand why when you make "anti-semistic" comments you go to jail. However, when you make comments against afro americans, hispanics or arabs nothing happens.

Could somebody explain this issue?

1305 days ago
10.

azlee    

I was thinking the same thing nicole and I am white!

1305 days ago
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croc    

but you can get fired from your job,juan williams was fired because he said muslims in airport dressed in their cover up garbs, scares him, and a host of commentaters got fired for saying stuff about black athletes,and you cant stop a mexican for driving crazy, and you cant say anything about not liking michelle obamas dress, or you will be labled a racist..it goes on and on..cant say anything..

1305 days ago
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Stella    

Agree with Nicole!!!!!!!!!! 100%!

1305 days ago
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Spot    

@ 9 NICOLE and @ 10 azlee

This is France not America, the French have very strict laws about racial or religious degradation and the police would have done the same for any such rant.
The French are no less antisemitic now than they were during WWII when they went door to door showing the Nazi's where Jews lived and then looted their homes as soon as they were sent to the camps. It is just that now you can not publicly display those feelings.

1305 days ago
14.

HATES SO CALLED CELEBS    

UMMM...REALISTICALLY NOT EVERYONE LIKES JEWS!!! FACT!!

AND GOOD POINT NICOLE

1305 days ago
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Violette-Blue    

I usually wouldn't say this, but he has that "Jewish" nose thing happening. Maybe he should look deep into his ethnicity. Looks like he may have some Jewish in his blood. Same w/Gibson. Man. You really can't go by a nose cause everyone's nose is unique & different, but damn if that isn't what you would call a Jewish nose.

1305 days ago
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