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Natalie Portman "Will Not Be Associated" With John Galliano After "Terrible Comments"

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Mar. 1 2011, Published 4:21 a.m. ET

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Despite having an endorsement contract with Dior, Natalie Portman has released a statement condemning its chief designer, John Galliano, after a video surfaced on Monday of John reportedly making anti-Semitic comments.

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Video was released showing John appearing to tell patrons at a Paris bar, “people like you would be dead” and that “your mothers, your forefathers” would all be “gassed.”

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He also reportedly said, “I love Hitler.”

Last week, John was accused of verbally abusing a French couple in a bar and was suspended from Dior.

But now, Natalie is speaking out.

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“I am deeply shocked and disgusted by the video of John Galliano’s comments that surfaced today," Natalie said in a statement Monday evening (via The New York Times). "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,” the Oscar-winning actress added.

It is unclear whether Natalie's contract with Dior will be affected after her statement.

Do you think Natalie should be done with Dior entirely?

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