If Karl Lagerfeld intended his opinion of Adele to be a compliment, he miscalculated somewhat, and the fat’s in the fire whether he meant it to be just hurtfully sincere or downright hurtful.
As he was interrogated about his outlook on some of the current highlights by Paris’s Metro on Monday, he chose to comment on the 23-year-old singer as one of the prominent figures of the day. Adele, he said, “is a little too fat,” although he credits her with “a beautiful face and a divine voice.”
After thus describing Adele’s shape, the Parisian daily and Chanel’s creative director, 78, went on to discuss M.I.A.’s display of the middle finger at the recent Super Bowl performance featuring Madonna and Nicki Minaj.
Lagerfeld doesn’t think that the middle finger gesture is decent behavior. It’s gotten to become a habit that people do without thinking, and it has grown stale like every bad habit.
“People in magazines are 50 percent bimbo and 50 percent pregnant women,” was the verdict Lagerfeld finished off with.