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Fashion and Hitler [VIDEO]

by Susan Freudenheim

March 1, 2011 | 8:55 am

John Galliano

Video has recently surfaced of Christian Dior fashion designer John Galliano saying “I love Hitler,” and allegedly making anti-Semitic remarks at a Parisian cafe that prompted at couple to call the police.

Huh?

What prompts such behavior? So now, after having his picture flashed all over the media, he’s getting fired from Dior.

Dior spokesperson Natalie Portman comments:

Actress Natalie Portman, who is the face of Dior perfume and is Jewish, said on Monday that she would not be associated with Galliano.

“I am deeply shocked and disgusted by the video of John Galliano’s comments that surfaced today,” Portman said in a statement. “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.”

Why would anyone be motivated to express affection for the perpetrator of the most horrific crimes against humanity in modern history?  It can only be a publicity stunt, and to see us all react (including this post).

I guess it worked.

So watch for Galliano’s next move. Will that work, too? Risky business. Maybe he and Charlie Sheen have something going.

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