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    John Galliano's anti-Semitic comments

    I haven't seen a thread about it, and if I somehow missed, my apologies in advance.

    John Galliano, Christian Dior's top fashion designer, is probably more than welcome to become Mel Gibson's BBF since the two share the same prejudice and hatred toward Jews.

    Galliano's lawyer firmly denied that his client had made any racist or anti-Semitic remarks last Thursday, but the following recording, in which he declares that he loves Hitler, shows otherwise.

    The releasing of the above tape led to the police investigation against the Brittish designer.

    Dior, with zero-tolerence policy regarding race and religion, suspended Galliano from his responsibilities.

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    Good for Dior.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Eden View Post
    Galliano's lawyer firmly denied that his client had made any racist or anti-Semitic remarks last Thursday, but the following recording, in which he declares that he loves Hitler, shows otherwise.

    Speaking of Mel Gibson, why was there a preview for a movie starring him when I went to see Black Swan the other day? I don't get why he gets so many chances!
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    Thanks for posting this, Eden!

    …. for Dior's suspension of Galliano and for Natalie Portman for refusing to wear his dress.

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    Thanks for posting this, Eden. I'm not a fashionista by any means, but good for Dior, and good decision for Natalie Portman not to wear the dress she intended to wear at the Oscars.

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    Disgusting. Good for Natalie for issuing a formal, public statement:

    http://runway.blogs.nytimes.com/2011...o/?ref=fashion

    In a statement released Monday evening in Los Angeles, Ms. Portman said: “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. I hope 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.”
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    Good for Dior, good for Natalie, and good for those four women who came forward even though none of them were Jewish. It's far too easy to ignore racism when it doesn't have to do with you personally.

    I think this is the first time I've seen photos of Galliano, and he looks like a straight-up douche.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cyn View Post
    Thanks for posting this, Eden!

    …. for Dior's suspension of Galliano and for Natalie Portman for refusing to wear his dress.


    This might be a little more for Portland than just refusing to wear a dress.

    She is the new face of Dior. Not sure, or she hasn't said, what she plans on doing there. I would guess it depends on whether or not Dior ultimately fires him?

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    He has now been fired.
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    People tend to think that the fashion world is so diverse and open-minded, when it has an UN-PC streak running down its back a mile-wide. I recall seeing a picture of him walking down a runway in Hollywoodized Native American garb of all things. Like a reject from The Villiage People.

    I am disappointed but not surprised in Galliano or his idiotic comments. Don't let the doorknob hit you on the way out, John. You might leave Crisco on it.

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    DUPLICATE POST
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    What a knob. I'm guessing the fact that Le Marais has been traditionally a Jewish area in Paris probably passed him by completely.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Norlite View Post
    She is the new face of Dior. Not sure, or she hasn't said, what she plans on doing there. I would guess it depends on whether or not Dior ultimately fires him?
    Considering she is a beloved and beautiful Oscar winner, and he's a doink, I think they'll do whatever she requests.
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    Quote Originally Posted by manleywoman View Post
    Considering she is a beloved and beautiful Oscar winner, and he's a doink, I think they'll do whatever she requests.
    She might only have a deal for the fragrance part of the brand - it's already been noted that she hasn't been wearing Dior during awards season, so I'm guessing that wasn't part of the deal.

    Either way - I applaud her decisiveness and sticking to her values, but also can't help but think she's in a good position to renegotiate that contract now that she has the Oscar, and this opens the door to that.

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    Glad that Dior gave Galiano the . I suppose he can get work doing the costumes for Mel Gibson's next film.

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    Portman was asked about Galliano during the media op after she won her Oscar, but declined to answer. Glad she issued a statement.

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    Not surprised. I've always found something obscene about him. You just knew there was something ugly behind that sneer of his.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pixie cut View Post
    Portman was asked about Galliano during the media op after she won her Oscar, but declined to answer. Glad she issued a statement.
    I'm glad she issued a statement too, but I don't think it was Natalie who refused to answer. It was a representative of some kind (with the Academy?) who was standing by her who told her not to answer, something to the effect that they were moving on from that question.
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    I'm glad Dior fired him, too. If I were their customer I would have certainly stopped being one if they stuck up by him. I don't care for his "creative genius". If you say that someone's parents should have been gassed when millions of Jews had been, you're a vile human being.

    As for him dissing someone's looks. I guess he doesn't have a mirror. He looks horrible.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LynnW View Post
    I'm glad she issued a statement too, but I don't think it was Natalie who refused to answer. It was a representative of some kind (with the Academy?) who was standing by her who told her not to answer, something to the effect that they were moving on from that question.
    Yeah. In the past, Natalie has never shied away from defending Israel and has taken stances that could certainly be controversial, so I don't think she would have hesitated to answer the question if allowed.

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