The fashion god-father of all things ridiculous has come out with a couple of new corkers. PETA, are you ready?
He think it's 'childish' to even discuss the issue of wearing fur and claims that it's just about killing animals that would kill us if they had the chance. Oh wait. Is that a rabbit gnawing at my ankle?
The UK Telegraph reports…..
The Chanel supremo said it was "childish" to even discuss the issue
of wearing fur in a world where eating meat was normal.
German-born Lagerfeld, 75, a contemporary of the late Yves Saint Laurent, said
that he did not himself wear fur. But he defended the practice, saying there
was "an industry who lives from that". Hunters in the north "make a living having learnt nothing else than
hunting", he said, "killing those beasts who would kill us if they
Animals should be killed "nicely" if at all possible, said
Lagerfeld, who admitted to being queasy about eating meat. "I can hardly eat meat because it has to look like something what it was
not when it was alive," he said.
He concluded: "In a meat-eating world, wearing leather for shoes and
clothes and even handbags, the discussion of fur is childish."
Not surprisingly, PETA disagrees with Kaiser Karl…
A spokesman for People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (Peta) described
Lagerfeld as a “dinosaur” who had got his facts wrong.
She said: “Karl Lagerfeld is a fashion dinosaur who is as out of step as his
furs are out of style.
“The vast majority of fur these days comes not from hunters as he suggests,
but from Chinese fur farms, where no law protects the millions of animals
who are routinely beaten and skinned alive.
“Lagerfeld’s childish refusal to acknowledge the needless suffering behind
every piece of fur and listen to public opinion means that he is being
overtaken in the style stakes by an increasing number of designers who
believe that cruelty has no place in fashion.”
But Karl had a big bowl of crazy for breakfast because he wasn't finished pissing people off. Next? Anyone who thinks using size zero models in magazines and on catwalks is a bad thing.
In an interview on the Radio 4 Today programme, Lagerfeld also said the issue
of size zero models was insignificant compared to the "zillions"
of fat people.
Doctors have criticised the use of size zero models, saying it has contributed
to a rise in eating disorders among girls who feel pressured to conform to
this idea of beauty. But he said: "In France there are, I think, less than one per cent of
people who are too skinny.
"There are nearly 30 per cent of young people who are too fat. So let's
take care of the zillions of the too fat before we talk about the percentage
A spokesman for the support group Beating Eating Disorders said Lagerfeld's
comments on size zero models were "a very sad reflection" on
attitudes within the fashion industry. She said: "We talk to thousands of people every year with eating
disorders, who say 'If we look like that, we are told that we should be in
hospital.' Yet these models are being celebrated."
How about elderly men who wear ponytails, wear fingerless gloves and carry fans? Did I miss the memo that said their opinions should count for much?