More than 270 people (and counting) have signed a petition against Galliano becoming a professor at Parsons, citing discomfort with the designer’s drunken racist rant. And rightly so, in our opinion.
The person who created the petition has remained anonymous, but appears to be a student at the school. Part of the petition on Change.org reads:
“Parsons The New School for Design plans to hire John Galliano for a 3-day workshop. It doesn’t matter if it’s for three months or three days, hiring someone who has made such horrific comments shows that the school values Galliano over their entire Jewish student body. It shows they value him over their students’ respect, peace of mind, and heritage.
It is disgraceful to hire someone who has made such inhumane comments.
We do not want money from our tuition going to this kind of person. We feel like we’ve been slapped in the face by our school. There should be no room for this kind of person as a staff member on the faculty at Parsons.”
A quick read of the comments reveals just how important the situation is to current students, alumni, and the general public. For what it’s worth, we still wouldn’t sign up for his class, and yes, we have signed the petition.
Check out the petition over here, and tell us what you think below: