Donna Karan Thinks John Galliano’s Anti-Semitic Rant Was Overblown

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Last night at the Riverkeeper gala at Chelsea Piers, Donna Karan said she thought John Galliano's anti-Semitic remarks were "blown up out of proportion." She added, "I know John. I’ve met John. He’s a wonderful designer, a brilliant designer, and he probably needs help and support right now. To be a designer’s a very taskful situation, and sometimes it can push a few limits." Karan acknowledged that she's Jewish, adding, "But I also come from a spiritual level where I care for everybody. I don’t believe you win anything by fighting. The only way we can retrieve peace is by love and compassion."