So … are you ready to be outraged by the idiotic and dangerous comments of a celeb? In an interview with Metro US, 78 year old fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld was asked about his favorite female singers. Among the singers he mentioned as his favorite was Adele … who Lagerfeld says is a “little too fat”. Now, I’m not sure what Adele’s weight has to do with anything at all but Lagerfeld felt that it was necessary for him to throw in his outrageous commentary on Adele’s size. Click below to read Karl Lagerfeld’s comments in full.
In an interview with Metro US, fashion mogul Karl Lagerfeld, the outspoken creative director for Chanel, shared his brutally honest thoughts about pop singer Adele and her figure. “I prefer Adele and Florence Welch,” he told the newspaper. “But as a modern singer [Lana Del Rey] is not bad. The thing at the moment is Adele. She is a little too fat, but she has a beautiful face and a divine voice. Lana Del Rey is not bad at all. She looks very much like a modern-time singer. In her photos she is beautiful. Is she a construct with all her implants? She’s not alone with implants.”
Ugh, disgusting. It is THIS kind of thing EXACTLY that is so wrong with the fashion industry. That a designer like Karl Lagerfeld could so easily attack a woman for her weight when he was merely asked who his favorite singers are is proof that the man is completely out of touch with reality. People need to realize how dangerous this kind of thing is. I’m just dumbfounded that A.) Lagerfeld felt it was necessary to comment on Adele’s weight at all and B.) he thought he was being polite by following up his “fat”comment with her assertion that she has a “beautiful face and a divine voice”. Sadly, I am not surprised at all that Lagerfeld (and, I suspect many other people in the Fashion industry) think Adele is “too fat”. These people hire starving looking, bony models to wear their clothes. Anyone with any kind of meat on their bones is considered “too fat”. I’m disgusted but not at all surprised by these comments. How about you? What do you think of Lagerfeld’s heinous comments?