PARIS (AP) — French fashion house Christian Dior says it is firing famed designer John Galliano after an online video showed him praising Adolf Hitler.

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Christian Dior said Tuesday Galliano has been immediately laid off, just days after he was suspended as its creative director pending an investigation into an alleged anti-Semitic incident in a Paris cafe last week.

A video posted online Monday showed Galliano, in a different incident, drunkenly telling a cafe patron “I love Hitler.”

The house said in a statement: “Today, because of the particularly odious nature of the behavior and words of John Galliano in a video made public this Monday, the Christian Dior house has decided to lay him off immediately and has begun firing procedures against him.”

Dior had came under pressure after Oscar-winning actress Natalie Portman, one of the company’s spokesmodels, said in a statement she “will not be associated with Mr. Galliano in any way.”

Christian Dior on Friday suspended Galliano pending an investigation. The house is scheduled to present its fall-winter 2011-2012 ready-to-wear show on Friday as part of Paris fashion week.

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