Curvy Women vs. Karl Lagerfeld

Karl Lagerfeld

Looks like Karl Lagerfeld’s fat jokes have caught up to him. A French association that fights for the rights of curvy women has filed a complaint against Chanel designer Karl Lagerfeld.

Karl Lagerfeld, a former fatty himself who lost 93 pounds more than a decade ago, is known for his criticizing overweight people and praising stick-thin models. Lagerfeld, who once famously called Adele “a little too fat”, has a new book out and he doesn’t hold back about his anorexia-fetish. In the new book, The World According to Karl, he says “no one wants to see curvy women on the catwalk.”

Well, no one except for obese women:

“It’s the fat women sitting in front of televisions with their pack of crisps who say slim models are hideous”, he writes in the book.

The woman’s organization, whose name translates to “Beautiful, Round, Sexy and OK with It,” wasn’t too pleased with Cunty Karl’s comments. They are accusing the Chanel designer of “defamatory and discriminatory comments” and have filed a complaint at the prosecutor’s office in the French city of Saintes.

The group is demanding “a right to respond to and confront” Karl Lagerfeld over comments he has made about curvy women on the catwalk and also about the time he accused fat people of being responsible for a deficit in France’s healthcare system.

The group’s President, Betty Aubrière told AFP that famous people like Lagerfeld must stop insulting healthy women and encouraging a wafer-thin ideal.

“We’re fed up. Many young girls are insecure and hearing such comments is terrible for them,” Aubrière said.

Perhaps, but I don’t think I’ll be taking body image advice from either of these two. Neither of them exactly scream “the picture of health”

Karl and Betty

Via: AFP

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