No pesky little endorsement deal with Dior will keep Natalie Portman from getting serious about John Galliano's terrible anti-Semitic rants, one of which led to an arrest and another of which was recorded and recently released to the internet. In fact, let's repost that one here:
1. Terrible. 2. With the effete British accent, haughty demeanor, and dramatic fur collar, Galliano is basically the living embodiment of how I picture Unity Midford in my head.
Dior has suspended the head designer, but it seems like it might be too late for the brand to come out unscathed, because Portman — who, you might recall, just weeks ago appeared in an ad for Dior perfume — is making no secret of her displeasure. She was supposed to wear a Dior dress to the Oscars but switched it out for a Rodarté, and now she released this statement about the incidents:
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.
There's no official word on whether or not she severed her contract with the label, but her phrasing didn't sound very ambiguous. But really: go Natalie. I like a celebrity who isn't afraid to call out bullshit when she sees it, money be damned. Now if only she'd take back her support for Roman Polanski, I could really cheer her on.