After Natalie Portman released this statement: “I am deeply shocked and disgusted by the video of John Galliano’s comments that surfaced today. In light of this video, and as an individual who is proud to be Jewish, I will not be associated with Mr. Galliano in any way. I hope at the very least, these terrible comments remind us to reflect and act upon combating these still-existing prejudices that are the opposite of all that is beautiful.”
After John Galliano was fired from Dior.
After he was arrested and fined.
Well, after all of this... I was very shocked to find John Galliano being sold at the Century 21 Department Store in Brooklyn.
For those of you outside New York and not familiar with the department store, Century 21 has been a staple of lower Manhattan for years, and is now present in the surrounding areas, including Long Island and New Jersey.
The store has been bringing us New Yorkers high fashion at highly discounted price for decades. "Fashion worth fighting for" has been their motto, and rightly so, because if you try to set foot in the lower Manhattan store during your lunch break, be prepared to fight the huge crowds.
Century 21 is owned by the Gindi family, a Jewish family that never forgets to respect Jewish holidays, and in fact will be closing the store tomorrow and Friday to celebrate Rosh Hashanah.
|Photo by Raymond Gindi|
So why does Century 21 still sell John Galliano merchandise? Do they not know about John Galliano?
Or do they choose to continue selling because money is more important than values?