John Galliano Condemns Anti-Semitism

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John Galliano was caught on camera last week, stating he loves Hitler and saying the woman filming him would have been gassed if that German leader were still alive.

The House of Dior proceeded to fire its creative designer, who has now spoken out... and denied the words we all heard him say.

"I completely deny the claims made against me and have fully cooperated with the police investigation," Galliano said in a statement, referring to the fact that it's a  criminal offense to incite "racial prejudice" in France.

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The designer, who has dressed celebs such Nicole Kidman, Charlize Theron, and Cate Blanchett - and who royally irritated Natalie Portman - is sort of apologetic, though:

"I must take responsibility for the circumstances in which I found myself. I must face up to my own failures and work hard to gain people's understanding and compassion. To start this process I am seeking help and all I can hope for in time is to address the personal failure which led to these circumstances and try and earn people's forgiveness.

"Anti-Semitism and racism have no part in our society."