John Galliano's 15-year reign at Christian Dior ended just three days before the Parisian house's Pret-a-porte showing for Paris Fashion Week A/W 2011/12. A video of Galliano making anti-Semitic remarks towards two unnamed Italian women at a Le Perle last December. The Guardian quotes Galliano on the video saying, "People like you ought to be dead, your mothers, your forefathers would all be ****ing gassed. I love Hitler."
The offensive remarks and video came to light after another incident at the same bar occurred last Thursday. This time Galliano told a woman the Guardian lists as Geraldine Bloch that she was a, "Dirty Jew, you should be dead."
He was also accused of making racists remarks and threatened a man of Asian descent, Philppe Virgitti when he said "F***ing Asian b***tard, I’m going to kill you."
It was after this second incident when the video from Le Perle came to light and unfortunately for Galliano, Dior's face for Miss Dior Cherie, Natalie Portman, saw it. Natalie, who is Jewish, boldly stated her disgust over John Galliano's comments and said she would not be associated with him.
End result, Dior handed Galliano his pink slip.
Kudos to Natalie Portman for standing firm against such statements.
To John Galliano who claims he is not racists, for such statements to come from your mouth, you do have racism within you. Maybe you have been in denial, but now is the time to evaluate yourself and make changes before you no longer have your spot in the fashion limelight.