A group of French women are not to happy with some recent statements that came out of Karl Lagerfeld’s mouth.
Belle, Ronde Sexy et je m’assume, a French organization that represents full-figured women, is suing the outspoken fashion designer, the group told AFP.
They are demanding “a right to respond to and confront” Lagerfeld about comments he made on French television show “Le Grand 8”. He allegedly accused “fat people” for the deficient in France’s healthcare system.
“The hole in social security, it’s also [due to] all the diseases caught by people who are too fat,” said Lagerfeld.
He also restated his opinion on curvy women and the fashion industry: “Nobody wants to see round women on the catwalk.”
Betty Aubrière, a member of the organization, told AFP that it’s time for Lagerfeld to be held accountable.
“These insults by public personalities must stop.”
“We’re sick of it. There are many young girls who don’t feel comfortable in their skin, and for them to hear comments like that is terrible for them.”
“Today it’s [Lagerfeld] who finds us offensive. Who will it be tomorrow?”.
Lagerfield is known for being outspoken. In 2012, his words created quite a stir when he made a comment about British singer Adele’s weight in an interview with a French newspaper. “Adele is a little bit too fat, but she has a pretty face and a divine voice,” he said.