And here we go again.
For reasons no one’s entirely sure about, Karl Lagerfeld keeps talking about women and their weight. And this time he’s gone so far as to say that anorexia isn’t a problem.
“I’m sorry to say that it’s a subject I consider ridiculous for several reasons,” he began. “The story with the anorexic girls — nobody works with anorexic girls, that’s nothing to do with fashion. People who have that have problems to do with family and things like that. There are less than 1% of anorexic girls, but there are more than 30% of girls in France — I don’t know about England — that are much, much overweight.”
“And it is much more dangerous and very bad for the health,” he continued. “So I think today with the junk food in front of the TV it’s something dangerous for the health of the girl.”
UGH, KARL, NO. Of course, it’s smart to eat healthy — but first, what’s his definition of “overweight?” Second, why does he think he understands — and can comment on — eating disorders?
Either way, Mr. Lagerfeld seems to be making this a habit; it was only a few months ago he went on about Adele. Here’s hoping everyone who hears about this, understands that the Chanel designer has a lot to be educated about (and that what he’s saying is wrong).