Dior Fires John Galliano

Anti-Semitic remarks caught on video did him in
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 1, 2011 10:16 AM CST
Christian Dior Fires Fashion Designer John Galliano After Allegations of Anti-Semitism, Anti-Semitic Remarks on Video
British fashion designer John Galliano smiles after the presentation of Christian Dior's Haute Couture spring-summer 2008 fashion collection, outside Paris, Monday Jan. 21, 2008.   (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)

(Newser) – John Galliano is officially out at Christian Dior after a video surfaced of the designer making anti-Semitic remarks. Dior had previously suspended Galliano, after a couple accused him of making anti-Semitic comments and he was arrested for assault, but the fashion house said today it is firing him, the Wall Street Journal reports. The company says the "odious behavior and comments" on display in the recently released video clip, in which Galliano says "I love Hitler," spurred the initiation of firing procedures.

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"I very firmly condemn what was said by John Galliano, which totally contradicts the values which have always been defended by Christian Dior," said the company's chief executive in a statement. Click for more on the video. (Read more Christian Dior stories.)

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