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J’Adore No More: Dior Fires Galliano For Anti-Semitic, Racist Remarks

March 1st, 2011 | 1 comment | Posted by Jen

And in other news about People Who Are Not Charlie Sheen Saying Crazy Things That Piss Off Their Employers, Dior has fired John Galliano as its head designer after a video surfaced Monday of Galliano telling a group of French and Italian women–whom he presumed were Jewish–that he loved Hitler and that their ancestors would have been “fucking gassed.”

Galliano’s firing came on the heels of his suspension from the fashion house last week over a similar but separate incident in the same Paris bar where the video was taken, in which he allegedly insulted French couple Geraldine Bloch and Philippe Virgiti, telling Bloch she had a “dirty Jewish face” and Virgiti, who’s of Asian descent, that he was a “fucking Asian bastard” before threatening to kill him. Bloch and Virgiti eventually called police to the bar, where Galliano, who was inebriated, was arrested.

(Neither Bloch nor the women Galliano addresses in the video are, in fact, Jewish.)

Inglourious Asian Basterds: Dior's heavily-criticized Shanghai Dreams ad campaign from 2010

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A Taiwanese Blogger Kisses and Tells

October 6th, 2009 | 0 comments | Posted by Jen

Yang Ya-Ching is a 27 year-old, Taiwanese music student living in Paris who’s commemorating her time spent in the City of Lights by kissing 100 men and documenting it. All the men are strangers Ya-Ching meets on the street, leading critics of her project–which she plans to turn into a book–to call her a slut and to accuse her of using this as an excuse to mack on random good-looking dudes (I mean, duh).


But I gotta give it up for the girl, because the idea of kissing 100 strangers (she’s knocked out 54 so far) only makes me think of bad breath, chapped lips, the herp, swine flu, whether or not it’s safe to put Purell on your lips, and what that might taste like–and Ya-Ching makes it look so easy.

(Oh, and in addition to being good at kissing strangers, Yang Ya-Ching plays a mean piano. Check out her YouTube channel here.)

[Yang Ya-Ching's blog]
[Yang Ya-Ching's YouTube channel]
[Taipei Times: Taiwanese to kiss 100 men in Paris]

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ROCK OF ASIAN: Little

May 7th, 2008 | 0 comments | Posted by Diana

Our friend Wing Builder sent us this gorge video from French popstress Little. And we don’t love her a little, we love her a lot! We want to know her: chew bubble gum, dance and listen to Brigitte Bardot records, lounge in Eames chairs, throw sock parties, shop at our favorite boutique with her–anything!

But for now, if this is as close as we can get… We’ll take it!

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Thanks, Wing!

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