Natalie Portman publicly condemns Dior's John Galliano

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Natalie Portman was so disgusted by Dior fashion designer John Galliano she issued a public statement to distance herself entirely from him.

John Galliano's anti-semantic tirade caught on film in a Paris bar may cost him his career as the entertainment industry reacts negatively toward his unacceptable conduct.

Portman, who won the Oscar for Best Actress on Sunday night is now Hollywood's leading lady, and could enter the top 10 most influential women of 2011. With her statement issued Monday, it will likely have major consequences for Dior s Chief designer, who is seen as a key figure representing their corporate brand.

Natalie Portman statement on John Galliano

"I am deeply shocked and disgusted by the video of John Galliano's comments that surfaced today. 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. - Nytimes

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