Celebs React To Karl Lagerfeld's Latest Outrageous Interview: "I'm Fed Up" With #MeToo
Designer slammed for 'cruel comments'
Designer Karl Largerfeld has done it again - this time declaring he is 'fed up' with the #MeToo movement. The 84-year-old creative director and fashion legend is notorious for making outrageous comments about women, he once announced that singer Adele was a 'little too fat' for example and declared that women who complain about thin models are 'fat mummies sitting with their bags of crisps in front of the television'.
Like so many men who hold prestigious and powerful positions, Lagerfeld has in the past been able to make disparaging and even cruel comments without any repercussions. But times have changed and ironically, the very movement the Chanel and Fendi creative director is 'fed up' with may well take him down.
His comments, which were reported in an interview with the magazine Numéro, were quickly denounced by those who have unofficially headed up the pro-women movement including actress Rose McGowan.
McGowan who has been vocal about the movement, (since it began she revealed she was one of the women raped by film producer Harvey Weinstein - the man who propelled the movement into the spotlight), called his behaviour cruel and also 'tired'.
"Karl, your cruelty is tired," she posted on Twitter.
"You've made so much money off of women's insecurities, time for you to ride off into the victim shaming sunset."
The tweet quickly attracted several thousand likes and shares and started a worldwide conversation in which women and men condemned Lagerfeld for his comments.
Those comments included the following:
"I don't even eat pig," Lagerfeld said, referencing the French name for the movement #BalanceTonPorc or "call out your pig".
"I read somewhere that now you must ask a model if she is comfortable with posing," Lagerfeld continued, "Its [sic] simply too much, from now on, as a designer, you can’t do anything".
"If you don’t want your pants pulled about, don’t become a model! Join a nunnery, there’ll always be a place for you in the convent."
Model and cook book author Chrissy Teigen responded by sharing just one line but it was a powerful one.
"Surely, there is an in-between here Karl," she wrote.
Others took it considerably further.
"Karl Lagerfeld is fed up with the #MeToo," wrote Whitney Cummings.
"I'm fed up with rich, old entitled white guys with ponytails who make their money off women's insecurities."
Women (and men too - many also find comments such as Lagerfeld's to be deeply offensive) applauded Cummings for sharing what they were thinking. Many suggested that the designer may find that this time he has gone too far. And if that turns out to be the case, it will be the #MeToo movement that can take the credit for his demise.
And Lagerfeld will likely be very fed up indeed.
You can read Lagerfeld's full interview here.
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