Famous designer and photographer weighs in on music, politics and the Super Bowl
He once said that only fat women hate the size 0 trend in models, so one should probably not take to heart some of the things that Karl Lagerfeld says. In a new interview, for instance, he picks on Adele's weight.Karl was guest editor for Metro the other day and, among other things, he put in his two cents on music, M.I.A.'s controversial gesture during her Halftime performance at the Super Bowl, and politics.
Speaking of music, the fashion designer, photographer and icon says that, while he appreciates an artist like newcomer Lana Del Rey, he's more into more soulful singers like Adele and Florence Welch.
However, he does have one major objection with Adele: she's “a little too fat” even though quite stunning in the face.
“I prefer Adele and Florence Welch. But as a modern singer [Lana Del Rey] is not bad. The thing at the moment is Adele. She is a little too fat, but she has a beautiful face and a divine voice,” he says.
“Lana del Rey is not bad at all. She looks very much like a modern-time singer. In her photos she is beautiful. Is she a construct with all her implants? She's not alone with implants,” Karl adds.
Also on the topic of music, Karl talks about M.I.A. and how she flipped the bird at the Super Bowl, with over 168 million people watching.
It's not such a big deal, he believes, especially since we see far more outrageous things on a daily basis in celebrity magazines.
Yet, that's not to say it was ok.
“Nowadays people give the middle finger quite quickly – it's not the best behavior. Everybody does that, what's new about that? It's just become a bad habit. People in magazines are 50% bimbo and 50% pregnant women,” he says.
Karl also talks about politics and how he never voted in his life, but says he'd vote for Obama just to know he'd be seeing Mrs. Michelle Obama's “magical” face for a few more years.
However, it's his comment on Adele that's getting fans all hot under the collar, especially since he made a point of bringing her weight up in the conversation when talking about her music.
Fans have every reason to be upset because Adele has long said that those who like her music should not even consider her looks because, as she put it, she makes music “for the ears, not for the eyes.”