I'm very sorry to say that the subject of this post is Christian Dior designer John Galliano, who is being accused of antisemitism after an incident in a Paris restaurant. He denies it, and is countering with a defamation charge, but a newly discovered video in which he says he loves Hitler, and that "people like you would be dead. Your mothers, your forefathers, would all be fucking gassed." Which is going to make his denial a little bit of a tougher argument to make. Here's what's being claimed:

According to police reports, Mr Galliano told Paris University-educated Ms Bloch: ‘Dirty Jew face, you should be dead’, adding ‘shut your mouth, dirty bitch, I can’t stand your dirty whore voice.’ He then turned his anger on Mr Virgitti, who was himself protesting furiously by this time, and screamed: ‘Fucking Asian bastard, I’ll kill you!’

All of which made things a little uncomfortable for Nicole Kidman and Sharon Stone, who both wore Christian Dior to last night's Oscars. It's also bad timing for Natalie Portman, who is the spokesmodel for the line's new frangrance. She wore Rodarte last night, and there is some speculation that it was a last-minute switch due to the controversy. Oh and one more thing: The people Galliano is alleged to have insulted are not even Jewish.


Until things get sorted out, Christian Dior has suspended him.