Margaret Atwood has looked to clarify comments that she made about Kate Middleton’s style, after she was accused of slamming the Duchess Of Cambridge’s wardrobe.
During her appearance at a Fashion and Fiction panel at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London on March 13, the Canadian poet and author revealed that she wasn’t that impressed by Middleton’s attire.
“I think she dresses quite uneventfully,” she remarked, via E! Online. “I think she’s watching her back. I think she probably has people who pretty much tell her what is appropriate for her to wear.”
Atwood then added that she doesn’t think that the Duchess Of Cambridge will garner the reputation of Princess Diana. “I don’t think she’ll become the fashion plate that [Princess] Diana was,” the 75-year-old declared. “And I think she’s probably doing that advisedly, would say?”
However, despite her comments, Atwood admitted that she wasn’t really in the right place to critique the Duchess Of Cambridge’s choices, because she hasn’t been paying that close attention to it.
“To be honest with you, I haven’t paid that much attention,” she admitted. “But why would I, really? Too old.”
You can watch the entire “‘Fashion And Fiction’ With Margaret Atwood” discussion, which was presented by Rosie Goldsmith and filmed at the Victoria And Albert Museum in London, below.
Margaret Atwood later took to her Twitter account to dismiss allegations that she had “slammed” the Duchess Of Cambridge.
Kate… slammed as uneventful dresser by author Margaret… – http://t.co/PxS3avh8Jl #GoogleAlerts This is idiotic. Since when a “slam”?
— Margaret E. Atwood (@MargaretAtwood) April 3, 2015
She then re-tweeted several messages that also poked fun at the supposed over-reaction to her comments.
— Allison Meads (@MaryFragdalene) April 6, 2015
— rosie goldsmith (@GoldRosie) April 5, 2015
— Margaret E. Atwood (@MargaretAtwood) April 7, 2015
Atwood also wrote out a satirical news story about the entire furor, while referring to herself in the third person, which she published to the Globe and Mail, entitled, “So idiotic it’s funny.”
Margaret Atwood is one of the most respected poets, novelists, and essayists in modern history, who has been awarded the Arthur C. Clarke Award and Prince of Asturias Award for Literature in her career.
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