Dior fires designer John Galliano after anti-Semitic remarks

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The Dior fall 2011 fashion show is scheduled for March 4, but they'll have to do the presentation without former designer John Galliano.-
Fifty-year-old British designer John ... more 
Photo by: Getty Images
The Dior fall 2011 fashion show is scheduled for March 4, but they'll have to do the presentation without former designer John Galliano.-
Fifty-year-old British designer John Galliano has acted as head designer of Christian Dior since October of 1996, but his reign came to a shocking end today as the result of his reported anti-Semitic behavior. Last week a couple accused the designer of making racist slurs toward them at a Paris café called La Perle. Upon learning of the allegations, Dior immediately suspended Galliano from his post despite the fashion house's upcoming fashion show scheduled for March 4. Yesterday, an incriminating cell phone video was released (though there is some debate over when it was taken) capturing the incident and shows a seemingly drunk designer saying “I love Hitler.” He continues on saying, "People like you would be dead. Your mothers, your forefathers, would all be f------ gassed.” Click here to see the video.

A second complaint was filed yesterday with Paris police alleging an anti-Semitic verbal attack, and Oscar-winning actress Natalie Portman, the face of Miss Dior Cherie fragrance, released a statement about the incident: “I am deeply shocked and disgusted by the video of John Galliano’s comments th less 
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