While Lagerfeld backtracks, saying his comments were “taken out of context”
Earlier this week outspoken fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld caused outrage when he labeled Brit singing sensation Adele “a little bit too fat”.
During a recent interview with a French publication, the fashion guru, 78, had appeared to be attempting to compliment the Someone Like You singer, saying she had a “beautiful face” and divine voice, but then proclaiming she was a “little bit too fat” – a comment that has infuriated many.
Not one to take things lying down, the feisty singer has hit back, saying she’s never aspired to look like a model and is very proud of her voluptuous curves.
In an interview with People magazine, the 23-year-old says: “I’ve never wanted to look like models on the cover of magazines. I represent the majority of women and I’m very proud of that.”
With a backlash in full swing and many demanding for a boycott of Chanel, where Lagerfeld is creative director, the flamboyant designer has since backtracked on his comments, saying it was “taken out of context”.
Backtracking, he said: “I’d like to say to Adele that I am your biggest admirer. Sometimes when you take a sentence out it changes the meaning of the thought… Adele is my favorite singer and I am a great admirer of her. I lost over 30 kilos 10 years ago and know how it feels when the press is mean to you in regards to your appearance. Adele is a beautiful girl.”
I’m glad Adele’s sticking up for herself, because she’s a very talented beautiful girl and doesn’t need some fashion designer – who probably thinks any woman over a size 10 is too big – criticizing her appearance. I’ve always been a fan of Karl Lagerfeld, but in the future he really should just STFU!