Oscar winner Natalie Portman has administered a righteous shoeing to fashion designer John Galliano, who has just been given his marching orders by Christian Dior after being accused of delivering a spectacularly obnoxious anti-Semitic rant. Galliano was caught on mobile phonecam last December outside Paris café La Perle, …
But what of Kerry Katona? And what's the latest with Jordan, Lester ???
She was in some Star Wars films which have beaucoup computers 'n' robots 'n' shit. Bleedin' obvious when you think about it, innit.
She doesn't look Druish.
Thanks for clearing that up...
I was about to ask about the Tech angle...
I couldn't help thinking it is mighty convenient how the slurs about Assange being anti semitic (and they do seem a bit spurious to me based on what I read - although all I have to go on is what I read about what someone said they recalled of a meeting. However, that is what the allegations seem to be based on) surfaced at the same time all this is in the public eye.
Mine is the heavy one with the lead lining and Conspiracy theories 'r us badge!
It was the smartphone...
... wot dunnit
"the Christian Dior house has decided to lay him off immediately and has begun firing procedures against him."
Err, firing procedures? What?
Why does he love Hitler and what does he have against Italian ladies?
>Err, firing procedures? What?
Better than gassing procedures, right?
He was shot whilst trying to escape?
Saved by the early hour
It's a good thing I'm not near a breakfast yet - it would have costed me a keyboard. Thanks :-)
I think I only need an icon
Obviously because it's about a fashion designer it must be an iPad2 rumour? Or because it's about Natalie Portman it's a play on the fact that she has port in her name? Yeah I can scrape the barrel too.
... because it's a Bootnote, it could have no IT angle at all.
Paris, because she's all angles.
heh...should't Bootnotes be renamed "Editorial Get-Out-of-Jail-Free Cards"?
" ... because of the particularly odious nature of the behaviour and words ..."
That's far stronger than the usual corporate waffle that gets issued when a celebrity twunt does a silly. Now if only Chelsea Football Club could grow a pair and sack a certain gun toting idiot.
Fashion icon turns out to be vile little wanker, never saw that coming!
If I could upvote several times, I would...
Totally contradicts the values which have always been defended by Christian Dior
I can't stop thinking of Stewart Lee's 'Values of the Carphone Warehouse' routine.
Sounds more like he just plain obnoxious than racist. He seems to rant at everyone equally.
Having also seen the video it looks very much like a case of being obnoxious. Not to be the anon'er that cried VinceCable, but this seems like it was another case of a honey trap... unless the voice of French male youth rises even higher in adolescence (prior to a intense post-18 drop) while also giggling inanely at wankered anglos.
Thankfully the media circus won't devalue or distract from actual, threatening, and reckless anti-Semitism.
Obviously Portman is an IT icon since her role in star wars?
Then get a life.
Oh the irony...
... of course, the irony that Galiano seems to have missed is that if Hitler was oh so great, and the Third Reich had indeed won the war, he would be one of the first up against the wall (or in the showers) for being gay ...
... obnoxious twunt.
...values which have always been defended by Christian Dior...
Er, this quote is from Wikipedia, from the Christian Dior page: "For the duration of World War II, Christian Dior dressed the wives of the Nazi officers and French collaborators.
Must be true
You are quoting Wikipedia there, right?? You have checked that edit didn't go up in the last 24 hours or anything?? Has happened...
Secondly, yeah yeah we can all find examples of terrible things done by previous generations of leaders of organisations still in existence: does that make those now in charge automatically guilty, or even tarred with the same brush, or holders of the same beliefs?
But the brave
farmers did not sell milk or eggs to the Nazi and French collaborators. Shame on the Champagne producers.
You didn't see that invisible asterisk at the end of the quote?
Hell, if you go back far enough, all of us (or our forefathers) were evil, bastards, or both.
Ah, but they used the previous year's fashion, imagine the embarrassment!
Peddlers of the superficial turn out to be shallow and foolish. No surprise there.
Oh look who's there.
Correct and the SS uniform itself was a Hugo Boss design.
Conversely I am given to understand the rubbish shapeless WW2 British Battledress was designed in part by a young designer one Hardy Amies
but the last edit of the page was on 22nd Feb, and yes, I did check BEFORE I posted.
You seem to reading a different story to the rest of us. The Dior crowd are the ones that all innocent. It is the current leadership, Chief exec Sidney Toledano, who might be hypocritical by denying what their founder, allegedly, might have done.
Perhaps they're getting Ashley Cole in?
When it's Natalie Portman
You don't need an IT angle!!
Paris, because if you imagine hard enough she becomes Natalie!
That's going to take a lot, and I mean, rather a lot of beer. And even then...
Nope, I reckon you best just enjoy Paris for just what she is and leave Ms. Portman out of it :P
What does he have against Arabs?
@ J 3
Personally - I'm not sure (don't really care) but here's what I thought:
Jew = Practices the Jewis Religion
Hebrew = Speaks Hebrew
Israelite = Citizen of Israel
Semite = Anyone of Semetic Group (Arabic, Hebrew, Asyrian)
So you would be correct :)
@Anonymous 18:56 GMT
LOL - I get it :-)
Big hair dryer FTW....
Perfume Co. discusses "particularly odious nature" of comments?
I see what they did there.
what a cutie
I saw the video of Galliano, his words were quite shocking indeed.
And Natalie Portman is a cutie. Didn't know she's Jewish, don't care either. She could be any other color, too. A cutie from head to toe.
sorry to point out the obvious - but weren't the Italians on the same side as Hitler?
When they were winning
When they were losing they'd swap sides - pity they don't do the same in 6 Nations Rugby.
As for the vile, disgusting comments - there are dozens of comments here from guys drooling over another mans, heavily pregnant wife!
I don't get it really. We consider sending the military into Libya as free speech is being impaired but I can't take the piss out of the Jewish?
Only Jews Buy Clothes?
Funny how you can take the piss out of an Aussie but say one anti-Jewish thing and you're a "bad person".
I'm sick to the back teeth of the super sensitivity of the Jewish community. I wonder if that's why they were targetted in the first place, so full of themselves?
Re: Only Jews Buy Clothes?
Yeah, funny huh.
Well, the difference is that in France at least, it is actually _illegal_ to make these sorts of comments, hence why he was arrested (albeit for only a few hours due to his celeb status).
But you can say what you want about the Aussies :)
Have "Aussies" been the victims of persecution for hundreds of years? Were millions of "Aussies" "targeted" then murdered by the Nazis?
I'm not Jewish but I believe they have every right to be "super sensitive."
Over sensitive? I don't recall Australians, unless of course you refer to aborigines as "aussies" ever being rounded up and exterminated....
Of course apart from that minor hiccup Adolf was a very nice chap
He did not
say anything bad about Mel Gibson. Don't know what you're talking about.