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Natalie Portman on Monday condemned Christian Dior chief designer John
Galliano for anti-Semitic comments made at a bar in Paris, France which
appeared on an online YouTube video.Portman is currently under an endorsement contract with Dior for its "Dior Cherie" fragrance.
“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."
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"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," Portman added.
Galliano was suspended by Dior on Friday as a result of the incident.