Oscar winner and Dior spokeswoman Natalie Portman says she is "shocked and disgusted" by a video in which the company's now fired designer John Galliano says he loves Adolf Hitler.
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"I am deeply shocked and disgusted by the video," Portman said in a statement Monday. "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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Galliano, Dior's creative director, was fired Tuesday, four days after authorities opened an investigation into accusations that he made anti-Semitic remarks against a French couple in a Paris café last week. Shortly after the allegation, a video surfaced of a different incident that showed Galliano declaring "I love Hitler" and telling two people that they "should have been gassed."
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Galliano was immediately suspended following the allegation. In a statement announcing Galliano's dismissal Tuesday, Sidney Toledano, Dior Couture's chief executive, condemned the designer's actions and words "in the strongest terms" and said they were "in total contradiction with the essential values that have always been defended by the Christian Dior house."Portman endorses Dior's Miss Dior Cherie perfume. It is unclear how her contract will be affected.
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