Adam Lambert on John Galliano: Forgive and Forget!

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Adam Lambert loves his fashion.

So much so that the former American Idol finalist has taken a controversial stance on John Galliano, the former chief designer by House of Dior who declared in February that he loves Hitler and was found guilty of hate speech in a French courtroom earlier this month.

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The singer took to Twitter yesterday and referred to Galliano as a "BRILLIANT designer," adding that he "screwed up and said offensive things.When can we forgive him and move on? LOVE his clothes. And I'm a born Jew!"

When a follower questioned Adam's logic - just because someone has a skill you appreciate means he or she can say or do whatever he or she pleases? - Lambert replied: not at all… But just cuz he's (was) an asshole, that means I can't wear his gorgeous clothes? #policalcorrectnessquestions

Where do you stand, folks? Should the public forgive Galliano?

 

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What if he'd made homophobic comments? Would Adam be so forgiving? Adam can be easygoing about it if he wants to, but he shouldn't expect others to forgive comments as harsh and extreme as that. Words are actions.

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#policalcorrectnessquestions I believe Adam was just asking if it was politically all right to wear his suit he already has, not to purchase new clothes. He also said that Galliano "is (was) an asshole". Since Adam is gay and Jewish, he has been harassed his entire life and if he didn't learn to forgive others for their comments, he would be a miserable person. What the Nazis did should never be forgotten or forgiven. He was saying to forgive Galliano because he is only guilty of running off at the mouth and nothing else. Plus he was drunk/drugged at the time.

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I purchase Adam Lambert's music because of his voice, it has nothing to do with his opinions on anything, and certainly not anything to do with religion as I am not a religous person. I am very anxious to purchase Adam's CD which will be released early 2012!! And did I mention how gorgeous, humble and articulate Adam Lambert is? Love the man!!!

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IT'S NOT LIKE HE KILLED SOMEONE. WELL MAYBE HIS CAREER. WORDS SHOULD BE FORGIVEN. THE OLD SAYING, "STICKS & STONES, ETC"

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I'm not hating on races and gender preferences here, but what if you interchanged the word "Jew" for "gay" in the sentence Galliano said, would you feel any different then? You should. "People like you (gay) would be dead." Would you still continue to buy his clothes in the future? Keep what you already have, but don't buy any more from his collections. 'Visit a Holocaust museum, I'm sure there are many around. I'm a non-Jew and visited a museum and was very moved. It was also run by children of families that survived the concentration camps and was very moved by their stories. They were in their 80's. Eye opening experience if you haven't seen it before.

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I think Adam is basically a good guy, but I wonder that he will publicly defend someone who offended his own people (and hasn't shown much remorse) just because his clothes are great. I think he might want to rethink his values just a little bit. Maybe he didn't think things through before he said what he said. When it comes to Adam, that wouldn't be unheard of.

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Just to clarify, Adam was responding to someone else's tweet about throwing out all of Galliano's clothes, so his comment was in relation to that, not throwing out the Galliano suit he owns.....how is throwing out stuff you already bought gonna change anything? I didnt throw out all my Mel Gibson videos after he had his drunken rant........Tracey Jordan said hateful things (sober) and didnt get fired......

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