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John Galliano Fired from Christian Dior for Anti-Semitic Statements

Should Dior Have Fired John Galliano?

After a video surfaced of an inebriated John Galliano making anti-Semitic remarks to neighbors at a Paris café, Christian Dior announced today that it had initiated proceedings to fire the designer, just over a week before the Christian Dior Fall 2011 show. According to WWD, Christian Dior released a memo condemning the statements made by Galliano, calling his behavior "odious."

Natalie Portman, who is currently the face of Parfums Christian Dior, said in a statement she was "deeply shocked and disgusted." Portman continued, "In light of this video, and as an individual who is proud to be Jewish, I will not be associated with Mr. Galliano in any way." The French house plans to proceed with its show during Paris Fashion Week next Friday. This is shocking news, as John Galliano has been the designer for Christian Dior since 1996. What's your opinion on these latest events? Did Christian Dior do the right thing in firing John Galliano?

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IMeanWhat IMeanWhat 6 years
I get it, he's terrible for making anti Semitic remarks, but what the hell is going on with his hat in that video? Very more @imeanwhat
Merlin713 Merlin713 6 years
What does his employment contract say? In any event, he is a douche, and I'm glad he's fired.
Nuala Nuala 6 years
What a human disappointment! He's such a talented designer, but acting like that is inexcusable.
Burkina Burkina 6 years
Its shocking to me because I've been in awe of him for so many years. Its really sad. I don't know if the video is a true representation of who he is, I haven't seen it yet. Was he drunk? Is that an excuse? No. It brought out his true beliefs.
soapbox soapbox 6 years
I saw the vid on youtube and what he said was absolutely vile. His work was getting old anyway.
zeze zeze 6 years
He should be ostercized from the business, not just Dior. Anyone making any of these types of statements against any group should be treated the same way. There are far too many people accepting of this behavior.
Jessiebanana Jessiebanana 6 years
Why are you even asking this question? I can't imagine anything coming of it other than the ignorant debate and terrible comments I've seen on YT and other blogs defending his actions.
Faylinn Faylinn 6 years
Good riddance indeed! Plus, his work has gotten stale and formulaic and I can't believe the amount of defense he got from others in the industry. It's appalling, really.
taylorvon taylorvon 6 years
We're in economically unstable times when even the luxe high end retailers are suffering. The label can't afford the negative publicity. Besides, he is obviously a douche.
Rebecca-M-Gruber Rebecca-M-Gruber 6 years
Good riddance!
ashleyheatherr ashleyheatherr 6 years
That is really sad. I don't know what is wrong with him. Why would he all of a sudden burst out statements like that Strange.
onlysourcherry onlysourcherry 6 years
WOW. The video is down so I can't see what he actually said, but this is really shocking. Dior without Galliano...
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