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Dior Fires Designer John Galliano Over Anti-Semitic Remarks

Designer John Galliano has been fired from Christian Dior over his anti-Semitic remarks, WWD reports:

John_galliano In a brief statement, Dior said because of the “odious behavior” of Galliano portrayed in a video circulated Monday, Dior has sidelined him and initiated proceedings to fire him.

Sidney Toledano, Dior’s president and chief executive officer, said, “I condemn most firmly the statements made by John Galliano which are a total contradiction with the essential values that have always been defended by the House of Christian Dior.”

This morning, Dior face Natalie Portman released a statement condemning the designer.

According to WWD, "Galliano joined Dior in 1996 after one year as couturier at Givenchy. Galliano also has a signature brand that is controlled by Dior and spans designer clothing, jeanswear, children’s wear and accessories."

Previously...
Watch: John Galliano Mobbed at Paris Court, Condemed by Portman [tr]
Watch: Dior Designer John Galliano Proclaims 'I Love Hitler' [tr]
Galliano Files Defamation Lawsuit Against Couple He is Accused of Attacking [tr]
Dior Designer John Galliano Arrested in Paris for Drunken, Anti-Semitic Assault [tr]

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  1. Sounds like someone wanted out of his contract.

    Posted by: The Milkman | Mar 1, 2011 10:49:43 AM


  2. One less person who thinks he's the sh*t because he can scribble on the wall with crayons.

    Posted by: Scott | Mar 1, 2011 11:17:42 AM


  3. I commend Dior for firing Galliano. It would have been easy for them to sweep them under the rug and retain their famous designer.

    Posted by: RJ | Mar 1, 2011 11:29:26 AM


  4. DEAR TOWLEROAD THERE IS RECENT NEWS I BELIEVE OUT NOW ABOUT A RAID BY POLICE IN A GAY BAR IN JAMAICA!!!THE BUJU BACKLASH HAS BEGUN IN JAMAICA AGAINST THE GAY COMMUNITY!!!!!sorry i posted this in other stories but i hope you take notice thank u

    Posted by: sal | Mar 1, 2011 11:33:30 AM


  5. mm-mm-mm, such a shame...he is so talented and what he did at Dior was amazing

    Posted by: jess | Mar 1, 2011 12:00:58 PM


  6. I really don't understand anti-Semitism, but I also suspect there were other issues involved. If he'd been as profitable as he was a few years ago, Dior likely would have made excuses and kept him. Odd that he hasn't issued an apology---isn't that Celebrity 101?

    Posted by: Paul R | Mar 1, 2011 1:25:48 PM


  7. Glad that he's been fired.

    Although let's face facts. If someone had said what Gsllianio said, about gay people, loads of people would be defending that homophobia on a 'freedom of speech' defence.

    Homophobia is tolerated in a manner that other bigotries are not.

    Posted by: SteveC | Mar 1, 2011 1:44:39 PM


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