I don’t know if you’ve been following the problems of Dior’s chief designer, John Galliano. He was suspended by Dior after videos are said to show the designer making anti-Semitic comments. There’s also a possible criminal investigation occurring after a fight that occurred in a restaurant.
“I am deeply shocked and disgusted by the video” Portman, 29, said in a statement from Los Angeles. “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 adds, “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.”
I don’t blame her, and given that Dior has suspended the designer, it doesn’t sound like the fashion house is taking this lightly, either.
Update: apparently Dior has fired Galliano over the video, although the designer denies making anti-Semitic remarks.
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