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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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31.

Lookatme    

AFP stands for Agence France-Presse and not Associated Foreign Press

1300 days ago
32.

jus-sayin    

Jerk

1300 days ago
33.

qwert    

where the freedom of speech....oh wait is about jews...no free speech.

1300 days ago
34.

Rotter    

Madame Tussuad's needs to work on this wax figure a bit. Close, but not quite there yet.

1300 days ago
35.

fjm    

is TMZ now a watchdog for the ADL? Ridiculous. Everyone spews insensitive racial and cultural venom, everywhere in the world about everyone else; blacks, whites, asians, westerners, Islamists, the French... they always have and always will, about everyone - - but the minute it's about the Jews it's an international event, like the second coming of the Third Reich. Get off it, already

1300 days ago
36.

Gatanegra    

He's so smarmy looking.

1300 days ago
37.

anitab    

Nicole, that is the 1 million dollar Q.

Jews own and rule the world.

UNFORTUNATELY.

1300 days ago
38.

Pulsey    

Semites are actually decendants of North Africa, so an Egyptian could be termed as a Semite. Why is this term incorrectly thrown about all over the place? And as I just brought this point up I'm waiting for someone to label me an anti-semite....The irony...

1300 days ago
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Sammy    

I find it amazing how many people incorrectly use and abuse the words: Semite and Anti-semitic.

Here's the actual defintion of a Semite:
-a member of a group of Semitic-speaking peoples of the Middle East and northern Africa
of or relating to or characteristic of Semites; "Semite peoples"
-In linguistics and ethnology, Semitic (from the Biblical "Shem", Hebrew: שם, translated as "name", Arabic: ساميّ) was first used to refer to a language family of largely Middle Eastern origin, now called the Semitic languages. ...
-semitic - of or relating to the group of Semitic languages; "Semitic tongues have a complicated morphology"
-semitic - a major branch of the Afro-Asiatic language family

So, in other words you must be of mid-eastern or North African descent to be semitic.
Most Jews are NOT semitic, not even ethnically Hebrew; they're Caucasians who happen to practice Judaism.

I find it ridiculous when I see Ashkenazi Jews & Russian Israelis on tv calling the Arabs anti-semitic, when its the Arabs who are the actual Semites. In fact, majority of Muslims are actually semites. So if you are anti-arab, you're anti-semitic.

How in the world did the religion of Judaism high-jack an ethnic/racial term (Semite) and falsely apply it to a religion???

And no I'm not anti-semitic b/c I'm telling the truth.

People open your dictionaries more and actually read it.

FYI: Pres. Sarkozy is a Hungarian Jew, that may explain the enforcement of this law.

1300 days ago
40.

AFP    

You do know that "AFP" is the abbreviation for Agence France Presse, right? Attribute correctly...

1300 days ago
41.

nelsonluis305    

This is what happens when you drink that Vladimir's Vodka..

1300 days ago
42.

noneofyourbusiness    

My GOSH-he just looks like a prick.....with his smug face and derby hat. He is the type of fella who has sex with his sox on while watching Anderson Cooper at the same time.

1300 days ago
43.

bo    

The president of France is Jewish.

1300 days ago
44.

randomnone    

I find it amazing how many people incorrectly use and abuse the words: Semite and Anti-semitic.

Here's the actual defintion of a Semite:
-a member of a group of Semitic-speaking peoples of the Middle East and northern Africa
of or relating to or characteristic of Semites; "Semite peoples"
-In linguistics and ethnology, Semitic (from the Biblical "Shem", Hebrew: שם, translated as "name", Arabic: ساميّ) was first used to refer to a language family of largely Middle Eastern origin, now called the Semitic languages. ...
-semitic - of or relating to the group of Semitic languages; "Semitic tongues have a complicated morphology"
-semitic - a major branch of the Afro-Asiatic language family

So, in other words you must be of mid-eastern or North African descent to be semitic.
Most Jews are NOT semitic, not even ethnically Hebrew; they're Caucasians who happen to practice Judaism.

I find it ridiculous when I see Ashkenazi Jews & Russian Israelis on tv calling the Arabs anti-semitic, when its the Arabs who are the actual Semites. In fact, majority of Muslims are actually semites. So if you are anti-arab, you're anti-semitic.

How in the world did the religion of Judaism high-jack an ethnic/racial term (Semite) and falsely apply it to a religion???

And no I'm not anti-semitic b/c I'm telling the truth.

People open your dictionaries more and actually read it.

FYI: Pres. Sarkozy is a Hungarian Jew, that may explain the enforcement of this law.

Posted at 11:08 AM on Feb 25, 2011 by Sammy
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OMG EXACTLY!!! All these Caucasian Jews are in it for the money. You r so right....the irony...i am also waiting for someone to call me anti semitic...ughhh

1300 days ago
45.

randomnone    

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?
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This is why I am over their whining! We all have a history. I personally survived a genocide but do I get appeased every second of the way? This is not doing anyone any favours...just serving to plant more fatigue in us

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