Ah, internet grasshoppers, all full of rage and ire because Karl Lagerfeld is being a dick to Adele and by extension, fat people everywhere- but it’s happened before.
In the girl-fatty community, Adele is a bit of a hero. Not only does she have a voice like an angel, but the bitch looks amazing all the time- with a prettier face and better wardrobe than many of her skinny counterparts- and she fulfilled the lifelong female fantasy of managing to get rich and famous after a major catastrophic breakup, ensuring ‘he’ will rue the day forevermore. On top of that, unlike many female celebrities, she smokes and doesn’t try to get thin at every opportunity, and still looks freaking fantastic every time she is photographed. For every one of us, Adele is basically saying, “you can do the stuff you want to do and not lose weight first.” I would buy Adele all the drinks.
Naturally, Karl Lagerfeld has a problem with this.
While many fashion blogs are pissy with Lagerfeld- who was, up until not to long ago, a total fat fatty himself- for calling Adele chubby, have we forgotten this is not his first time on the body-shaming merry go round? Lagerfeld said this about the singer in one of his general being-a-dick rants, which is what sparked off the round of Lagerfield-annoyance:
“I prefer Adele and Florence Welch [to Del Rey]. But as a modern singer, she 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.”
Well, that’s obnoxious. Except when you consider what he said when he did a line for H&M, he was displeased that it was made in larger sizes like… 16. Lagerfield at the time sniffed:
“What I designed was fashion for slender and slim people. That was the original idea.”
And just prior to that bit of fat hating, Lagerfeld himself lost a ton of weight on an ultra-restrictive diet, one he later shilled, that allowed for 800 calories a day- or about four times what’s consumed by your average runway model. So while Karl Lagerfeld may be worthy of ire- boycotts of Chanel have been called, as if their clothing is widely available for women over size 10- the whole “being a prick to fat people” thing is certainly not news, and it’s clear the withered little designer has a few issues with indulgence, masochism and the like.
Do you think Karl Lagerfeld’s comments about Adele were out of order and not germane to the topic at hand?