Jameela Jamil brands Karl Lagerfeld a ‘fat-phobic misogynist’
JAMEELA JAMIL has called the late fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld a ‘fat-phobic misogynist’ as she criticised the reaction to his death.
Lagerfeld, a giant of the fashion world and Chanel creative director, died aged 85 yesterday.
His death sparked an outpouring of grief from his many celebrity fans, with Stella McCartney, Kylie Minogue and Cara Delevingne among those to pay tribute.
But actress Jamil, who is currently starring in US sitcom The Good Place, criticised Lagerfeld, who once said of singer Adele: ‘She is a little too fat.’
Sharing a link to an article critical of Lagerfeld, she tweeted: ‘I’m glad somebody said it. Even if it is a little soon.
‘A ruthless, fat-phobic misogynist shouldn’t be posted all over the internet as a saint gone-too-soon. Talented for sure, but not the best person.’
London-born Jamil, a former presenter for the BBC and Channel 4, later added that she planned to write on essay on the subject and said: ‘How problematic the industry has been for girls is too complex for this.’
Regarded as one of the most important fashion visionaries of the 20th and 21st centuries, Lagerfeld worked for Chloe and H&M, and was also an acclaimed photographer.
Model Cara Delevingne said Lagerfeld’s death had reduced her to tears saying on Instagram: ‘He is a visionary, a genius but more than that…. a dear friend. Outside of fashion, he was one of the most interesting and caring men I have ever met.’
Author: Keiran Southern