Karl Lagerfeld was a guest-editor for the French edition of Metro at the beginning of February. And inside the newspaper, he made a comment about Adele: “She is a little too fat, but she has a beautiful face and a divine voice”.
Of course, that sentence provoked a real uproar. Kelly Cutrone, a renknowned American fashion publicist, went as far as to call for a Chanel boycott on Twitter. Ultimately, Karl was made to apologize to the lady : “I’d like to say to Adele that I am your biggest admirer. Sometimes when you take a sentence out of the article it changes the meaning of the thought. […] [Adele] is my favorite singer and I am a great admirer of her. I lost over 30 kilos over 10 years ago and have kept it off. I know how it feels when the press is mean to you in regards to your appearance. Adele is a beautiful girl. She is the best. And I can’t wait for her next CD.”” he said in Metro two days later.
Well, I still don’t think the public’s reaction was fair.