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Galliano Issues Faux Apology, 'Sex and the City' Designer Defends Him

** Update 4:29 p.m.: According to sources, Galliano has checked into rehab

The Shmooze is ready for hateful fashion pirate John Galliano to slither off to rehab or Mel Gibson’s house or wherever it is that disgraced anti-Semitic ranters go, but first the newly fired Christian Dior designer had to issue a faux apology.

“Anti-Semitism and racism have no part in our society,” Galliano said in a statement released today through a British law firm. “I unreservedly apologize for my behavior in causing any offence.”

That whole “unreservedly” part wasn’t actually true, however, as Galliano went on to paint himself as the victim of the now-famous incident last week at a cafe in Paris, where the designer allegedly launched into a racist and anti-Semitic tirade against a couple at a nearby table. On Monday, video of a separate incident appeared online that showed Galliano proclaiming “I love Hitler,” and telling onlookers that their Jewish relatives would have been “f—ing gassed.”

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