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Galliano, 50, is under investigation by the police for two separate incidents of making racist remarks against clients, including verbally assaulting a French couple last week in a Paris café. Christian Dior suspended Galliano Friday, but matters were made worse when a deplorable (and damning) video surfaced on Monday, capturing the designer's racist and anti-Semitic remarks on camera. The tape depicts Galliano telling a couple they "should be gassed" and declaring, "I love Hitler."
"I am deeply shocked and disgusted by the video," Portman, 29, said in a statement. "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."
That shouldn't be a problem, even if Portman does continue to shill Dior Cherie. Shortly after the mom-to-be released her statement, Dior announced that Galliano has been officially fired from his post. "In light of the deeply offensive statements and conduct by John Galliano in a video made public [Monday], Christian Dior has commenced termination procedures against him," the company said in a press release.
For her part, Portman added in her statement that she hopes "at the very least, these terrible comments remind us to reflect and act upon combating these still-existing prejudices that are the opposite of all that is beautiful."