The Kills have an album to promote (Blood Pressures) which means they’re hitting the pavement and talking to reporters. Since 1/2 of The Kills is Jamie Hince–who is soon to be 1/2 of a Very Kate Moss Wedding Special–reporters are asking him about John Galliano, especially amidst those rumors that Kate will be wearing the designer on the big day. He says she won’t, and as for the rant that ended Galliano’s tenure at Dior in disgrace, Hince says:
I haven’t seen the video, and I don’t even know John that well, but I feel like people have got to see reason here. John has a problem with alcohol, and the reality is that when we’re in trouble, and that’s all of us, we say the most violent, cursed things. You can judge them on the stupid words they said – which I think were stupid, I hope that goes without saying – or you can dig a bit deeper and you can try and find out what the problem is. And I think it’s obvious that it’s alcohol. People are trying to say those are his politics. ‘I love Hitler’ – that’s not political, that’s somebody in trouble.”
And I believe this is the first reasonable thing a famous person has said about the subject.
(via Vogue UK)