Karl Lagerfeld Didn’t Mean To Call Adele ‘Fat’ (Or Did He?)

Karl Lagerfeld would like to clarify that thing he said about Adele being fat.

Here’s what he told Metro on Monday:

“I prefer Adele and Florence Welch. 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.”

And here’s what he had to say today:

“I’d like to say to Adele that I am your biggest admirer. Sometimes when you take a sentence out of the article it changes the meaning of the thought. What I said was in relation to Lana Del Rey and the sentence has since been taken out of context from how it was originally published. I actually prefer Adele, she is my favorite singer and I am a great admirer of her. I lost over 30 kilos over 10 years ago and have kept it off. I know how it feels when the press is mean to you in regards to your appearance. Adele is a beautiful girl. She is the best. And I can’t wait for her next CD.”

The fact that his defense makes little to no sense notwithstanding, we’re surprised he bothered to respond at all. How very bourgeois of him.

[Metro]

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