Wendy Williams had a thing or two to say about Karl Lagerfeld calling Adele “fat” this week. His exact words were “She is a little too fat, but she has a beautiful face and a divine voice.” Mainly Wendy took the high ground and reminded the audience that Karl himself used to have a weight problem. Well there goes her Chanel show invite. Sorry, Wendy, lost in the mail and all.
But if we’re getting real here, of course it was way out of line what Lagerfeld said. But is anyone in the fashion world really going to say anything about it out there? Of course not, they’re all too scared that their Chanel invite won’t make it’s way into their mailboxes this season. Well, Wendy, we’re with you on this one. Karl was way out of line and showed a side to himself that isn’t at all flattering, fat or not. If saying so means we never find a seat at the sacred show, then that’s the way life goes.
Now the world of journalism that isn’t pining for a nod from Chanel has had no problem publicizing Kaiser Karl and his remarks and people have been tweeting, facebooking and generally lashing out against the designer. So Karl came forward today with another statement from the NY Metro…
“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.”
Interesting, very interesting. Whether taken out of context or not, the words “Adele” and “fat” were still said… not cool, dude, not cool…no matter how you slice it.