Karl Lagerfeld causes controversy in the Metro newspaper

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He might be one of the biggest names in the fashion industry, but Karl Lagerfeld might be getting a little too big for his boots after his recent guest Editor spot at the free global Metro newspaper where he offended pretty much everybody.

Not only did Chanel’s head honcho offend the Russians, by saying “If I was a woman in Russia I would be a lesbian, as the men are very ugly. There are a few handsome ones, like Naomi Campbell’s boyfriend, but there you see the most beautiful women and the most horrible men,” but he also offended the Greek population, The Royal Family, Barack and Michelle Obama and singers Lana Del Ray and Adele.

The 78 year old designer said that Britain’s Royal Family was “unnecessary,” and described her majesty the Queen as “a more smiley version of her grandmother.” He also gave his opinion on Barack Obama’s presidency, claiming that he wouldn’t have been voted if it wasn’t for his wife, Michelle, of who Karl is a big fan.

However, it was his comments on British singer Adele’s size that caused the most anger, after he claimed that the singer was “a little too fat.” He did add that the singer had a “divine voice and a beautiful face” but those comments fell on deaf ears as people on both sides of the pond stood up for the British singer, who has always celebrated her size.

Since the fashion designer guest-edited the Metro newspaper, he has announced that his comments were ‘taken out of context,’ adding “she is my favourite singer and I am a great admirer of her.” In a statement, Lagerfeld claimed that the comments were actually about singer Lana Del Ray who is a relatively new face on the music scene. The statement read; “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.”

We’re not quite sure about Lagerfeld’s thinking behind the statement, as now he seems to be offending Del Ray aswell. What do you think of Karl Lagerfeld and his comments on Adele’s size?

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