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Tuesday, March 1, 2011

What got Galliano fired

The National Post reports:

PARIS — French fashion house Dior said on Tuesday it is firing John Galliano after complaints were lodged with police that their star designer made offensive and anti-Semitic comments.

Dior said it decided to start procedures to fire Galliano after seeing a video clip that purportedly shows the designer shouting abuse at people in a Paris bar.

“I very firmly condemn what was said by John Galliano, which totally contradicts the values which have always been defended by Christian Dior,” Christian Dior Chief Executive Sidney Toledano said in a statement.

Dior celebrity spokeswoman Natalie Portman also expressed her anger at Galliano. “I am deeply shocked and disgusted by the video of John Galliano’s comments that surfaced today. 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,” she said in a statement on Monday.

The video in question is below:

WARNING: Some may find his remarks offensive:


Anonymous said...

Free speech. Fuck people who have problem with free speech.

Anonymous said...

Yes, what he said was very wrong. But the couple did not seem too upset at him. They were laughing at a drunk & keep asking him questions. If they were that upset they would have left. They didn't even know who he was until someone told them & then they went public with this to make money. Yes, he has no class. but neither does the couple either. They are just out to make money off this.

Harry Abrams said...

Actually free speech is a good idea. Also helps inform us who the lowlife scumbags are so that we can make better informed consumer decisions.

Mel Gibson, Charlie Sheen and nowthis a**hole should form their own drinking club and spend the rest of their sorry-ass lives talking about how talented and famous they once were.

Anonymous said...

Free speach is great but Dior has a huge problem here, he had to go. It is lucky they have Portman on the payroll. Galliano may be an aesthetic genius, but he is now toxic to the dior brand, this is the sort of thing that could kill them.

So he should be free to say what he wants, but Dior needs to be free to put tens of km between him and the company