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Posted at 12:46 PM ET, 03/ 1/2011

Christian Dior fires designer after 'Hitler' remark (video)

By Katherine Boyle
Fashion designer John Galliano arrives at a police station in Paris. (AP)

Only days after John Galliano's arrest in Paris, Christian Dior has fired Galliano, 50, after a shocking video emerged showing the visibly inebriated designer telling a café patron "I love Hitler."

The House of Dior stated that it is firing its chief designer immediately, confirming his departure only days after his suspension from the French fashion house. Dior suspended Galliano after he allegedly used anti-Semitic slurs at a Paris cafe last week, just days before the house's fall-winter ready-to-wear show.

The house of Dior said in a statement: "Today, because of the particularly odious nature of the behavior and words of John Galliano in a video made public this Monday, the Christian Dior house has decided to lay him off immediately and has begun firing procedures against him."

Oscar-winning actress Natalie Portman, who is the face of Dior's Miss Cherie fragrance, called Galliano's statements "disgusting" and said she "will not be associated with Mr. Galliano in any way."

Last week, Vogue Italia's editor Franca Sozzani responded to the on-going suspension saying, "You fire or you keep. I don't see anything in the middle."

It seems Christian Dior has taken her advice.

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By Katherine Boyle  | March 1, 2011; 12:46 PM ET
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MACDONALD BANK is filing a $22,000,000,000; war crimes lawsuit in Washington based on Getty’s support for Hitler. J. Paul Getty; FBI File 100.1202, June 26, 1940: Espionage.

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An employee at the Getty owned Pierre Hotel in New York City wondered why there were so many Germans being hired and staying at The Pierre during World War II. He called the FBI and the FBI charged J.P. Getty with Espionage, FBI File 100.1202, June 26, 1940. 43,000 people were killed in the UK while J. Paul Getty was in Berlin still shipping oil to Hitler five months before Pearl Harbor; December 7, 1941. The mother of J.P. Getty was German. 2003 documents declassified by UK Warfare Ministry reveal that in Oct. 1941 the pro-Nazi Jean Paul Getty employed and lodged Nazis at his Pierre Hotel in New York City; Nazis who were involved in spying on and sabotaging Allied Forces’ war production plants. As aristocrats with treasures of art were executed -- beginning in 1933 -- with the outbreak of war; Getty assiduously added to his vast collection with the Nazis. The Rembrandt of Marten Looten hangs in the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. The Gainsborough of Christie purchased in 1938 is at The Getty Museum in Los Angeles.

Posted by: MacDonald1 | March 1, 2011 2:18 PM | Report abuse

Would he have been fired if he had said,

"I love Lenin"?

"I love Stalin"?

"I love Mao"?

"I love Pol Pot"?

"I love Osama bin Laden"?

Posted by: pmendez | March 1, 2011 2:20 PM | Report abuse

It's "anti-Semitic." Is your proofreader off duty again?

Posted by: bucinka8 | March 1, 2011 2:37 PM | Report abuse

I just love it when these bigots tank their careers in one drunken spew.

Posted by: info53 | March 1, 2011 2:45 PM | Report abuse

In a related story, Mel Gibson just announced that the vacant position of "personal stylist" has just been filled.

Posted by: ozpunk | March 1, 2011 2:58 PM | Report abuse

Maybe John "Bad Boy" Galliano must have succumbed to "la fée verte aka green fairy" while sipping on a glass of absinthe at Le Perle!

Posted by: gmee9276 | March 1, 2011 3:10 PM | Report abuse

Maybe John "Bad Boy" Galliano must have succumbed to "la fée verte aka green fairy" while sipping on a glass of absinthe at Le Perle!

Posted by: gmee9276 | March 1, 2011 3:11 PM | Report abuse

When I'm drunk the Hitler was misunderstood topic never seem to come up.

Posted by: Michael2255 | March 1, 2011 3:19 PM | Report abuse

This dude should have known he could say something that would offend the zionists...

Posted by: demtse | March 1, 2011 3:26 PM | Report abuse

Ted Kennedy's father Joseph Kennedy, late U.S. ambassador to Britain just before World War 2, was a virulent anti-semite who openly admired Adolf Hitler. The Nazi ambassador called Joe Kennedy "Germany's best friend" in London

Posted by: screwjob25 | March 1, 2011 3:52 PM | Report abuse

"oseph Kennedy...was a virulent anti-semite who openly admired Adolf Hitler."

At least Joe had the sense to admire Hitler BEFORE he murdered millions.

He was smart enough to shut up once people realized what a monster Hitler was, unlike this fool.

Posted by: info53 | March 1, 2011 3:57 PM | Report abuse

Drunks sometimes let their true feelings show through. I don't believe that drunk people say things that they don't believe and/or feel. They had no choice but to fire him.

Posted by: rlj611 | March 1, 2011 4:20 PM | Report abuse

It is indeed sad that Mr Galliano has acted the way he has, but on some level one has to appreciate that despite his genius there was an underbelly to his talents which symbiotically acted to make Mr Galliano whole- a type of wholeness it seems that the world has little appetite for and judging by the drunken state and vitriol of Mr Galliano’s comments, one might suppose he too must have the same degree of repugnance towards himself as the world today has of him. Who can argue that with heaven comes hell down the corridor…?

Posted by: shannon10 | March 1, 2011 4:24 PM | Report abuse

drunks say what they mean when they are drunk
Booze is truth serum
Fire his ass

Posted by: finally747 | March 1, 2011 5:59 PM | Report abuse

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