First it's Adele, now it's a whole country of people. When will your reign of ocular judgement and subsequent verbal terror end, Karl?!
Lagerfeld went for round...whatever it is...with WWD, and decided to share his thoughts towards the entire population of Japan, since he's back in the country for the first time in about eight years, promoting his new book of photography. Japan has changed, says Karl. Oh yes, it has.
“It’s changed a lot but it’s changed for the better I think. I noticed that people became bigger than before because now they eat more cake and sweets and things like this that they didn’t do in the past. There’s a real change in the look of the Japanese people. Normally, before, they were all tiny. It’s the kind of beauty you get from junk food."
Okay, so I think this is Karl trying to weirdly compliment Japan. But you know, the man doesn't know how to just say "Japan is great, I like it here even better than before", like a normal person. He has to say, in a roundabout way, that everyone in Japan eats junk and has gained weight. And then, of course, he says it's a good thing because he doesn't want another Adele-gate. We all know how you really feel Karl. We can read you like a book.
And it's kind of likely that Lagerfeld isn't exactly up-to-date on Japan's day-to-day diet, since he hasn't been there for eight years. "Cake and sweets" aren't necessarily the culprit here - I know someone from Japan who blames the increase in size (and they say there is one) on a more westernized diet with more meats and not necessarily more junk food. Facts are important sometimes, man.
Perhaps, maybe, just possibly, he should just give a generic response for once, something that doesn't make him sound like a haughty, weight-obsessed fashion maven that doesn't exactly have the tightest grip on what real life is. Just a suggestion, Karl. No offense. (via HuffingtonPost)
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