In today’s world of booming media and speedy communication, increasing importance is placed on political correctness. Once a high-profile personality makes a problematic statement, things can quickly spin out of control.
The recent incident with John Galliano, former head designer of French fashion house Dior, unfolded like a whirlwind. The 50-year-old British designer was arrested on Feb. 24 for allegedly using anti-Semitic and racist insults in a verbal accost with a couple in a Paris bar, according to AFP. Police said his blood alcohol level was several times over the legal limit for driving (which is 0.05 in France). Continue reading