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Dior Fires Galliano

Dior Fires Galliano


French fashion house Christian Dior has fired designer John Galliano one day after video of him declaring his love of Hitler hit the Internet.

"Today, because of the particularly odious nature of the behavior and words of John Galliano in a video made public this Monday, the Christian Dior house has decided to lay him off immediately and has begun firing procedures against him." the fashion house said in a statement Tuesday.

In the video, which was posted by U.K. tabloid The Sun, Galliano is seen drunkenly telling two Italian women, "I love Hitler."

He then tells a cafe patron, "People like you would be dead. Your mothers, your forefathers, would all be f---ing gassed."

Last week Galliano was temporarily suspended as Dior's creative director pending an investigation into alleged anti-Semitic remarks. He was arrested last week on charges of assault stemming from the same incident.

Dior came under pressure to take action after Academy Award winner Natalie Portman released a statement obtained by The New York Times, saying she was "disgusted and shocked" by his comments and "will not be associated with Mr. Galliano in any way."

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