"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," the petition reads. It later continues to say: "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."
While this kind of backlash is quite expected after Galliano's anti-Semitic remarks made in '11, it's also something that Parsons took into account before making the decision to bring him on board, previously stating that it believed the designer has "demonstrated a serious intent to make amends." While the number of signatures may rise beyond this morning's benchmarks, we'll all have to stay tuned to see if this anonymous rally cry will lead to any real change. (NY Mag)
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