(PARIS) -- Christian Dior axed designer Galliano Tuesday after a video surfaced online that appears to show the designer spewing anti-Semitic remarks.
In the video, posted Monday on the website of the British tabloid The Sun, Galliano launches into a tirade at the Paris bar La Perle, declaring, "I love Hitler" and telling patrons that "people like you would be dead," and that "your mothers, your forefathers" would all be "gassed." It's unclear when the video was recorded.
Last week, in a separate incident, a Paris couple accused Galliano of verbally abusing them at La Perle. He was suspended from his post as Dior's creative director on Friday after those allegations.
In a statement released Tuesday, Dior's CEO, Sidney Toledano, said, "I unequivocally condemn the statements made by John Galliano which are in total contradiction to the longstanding core values of Christian Dior."
Since joining Dior in 1996, Galliano, 50, has used his provocative sense of style to push the luxury label to the top of the fashion heap. Celebrities covet his creations; Nicole Kidman and Sharon Stone wore Dior gowns to Sunday's Academy Awards.
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