Jameela Jamil slams late Karl Lagerfeld for body-shaming
In the hours after news of Karl Lagerfeld’s death, celebrities and fashion industry leaders alike took to the internet to honor the legacy of the artistic director of Chanel, Fendi and his own namesake line. However, amid the outpouring of images, anecdotes and expressions of admiration for the fashion icon, The Good Place actress Jameela Jamil called out Lagerfeld for his long history of body-shaming women. According to E! News, Lagerfeld had made negative comments about Meryl Streep, Adele, Princess Diana and other high-profile public figures.
“I’m glad somebody said it. Even if it is a little too soon,” Jamil tweeted on Tuesday. “A ruthless, fat-phobic misogynist shouldn’t be posted all over the internet as a saint gone-too-soon.”
“I call out bullies. And I’m not sorry,” she added.
I’m glad somebody said it. Even if it is a little soon. A ruthless, fat-phobic misogynist shouldn’t be posted all over the internet as a saint gone-too-soon. Talented for sure, but not the best person. https://t.co/RK3Q9HilpP
— Jameela Jamil (@jameelajamil) February 19, 2019