Your Galliano Scandal News Roundup: Apologies, Rehab, and Replacements

So we're nearing the end of the first act of "John Galliano: Taffeta, Tears, and Triumph"—the part right before he disappears from public view, gets some professional help, and plans his rebirth. Right now, though, there's such an ongoing deluge of information, it's making it hard to pay attention to Charlie Sheen. To help you out, we pulled the best bits together for quick and easy reading.
John Galliano has released a full and rather compelling public apology for his racist statements while defending himself against charges of assault. It's worth a read. (Purple)
As predicted far and wide, Suzy Menkes reports that John Galliano is off to rehab. For what, it is not yet completely clear. (Gawker)
And yet, the Dior show will go on. (Yahoo)
With the bad, bad man locked safely away, it's time to play the super-fun "Replacement Speculation" game. (Guardian and Daily Front Row)
Also, can John Galliano be fired from John Galliano? How would that work, exactly? (FashionEtc)
So it turns out the now infamous "I Love Hitler" video was not only purchased by The Sun for a large sum of money, it actually dates from December of last year. (Daily Front Row)
Meanwhile, at La Perle, the bar where the two incidents central to the scandal happened, the staff blew off a New York Times reporter. But don't read too deep into that. They are French. (NYT)
For good measure, Cathy Horyn peeps behind Dior's closed doors. (NYT)
Friend of Galliano, Patricia Field, offered a blanket defense of his actions, but then thought better of it. (Village Voice)
Surprisingly, of all the people who know Galliano, the person with the most nuanced, rational, caring, and fair approach to the whole issue that makes all the sense in the world is Olivier Zahm. Go figure. (Purple)
Oh, also—Karl Lagerfeld is totally pee-oh-ed at Galliano (Stylecaster)
Finally, someone has given a name to the tendency that fashion people have for sticking their feet so spectacularly in their mouths when it comes to issues of race, poverty, or culture (Kenneth Cole's Egypt tweet): "The Zoolander Effect". We're holding on to that one. (Foreign Policy)
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