Karl Lagerfeld - Karl Lagerfeld facing legal action over 'fat' comments

Karl Lagerfeld is facing legal action over controversial remarks about overweight people.

The 80-year-old German designer - who is based in Paris - is the subject of a defamation complaint by French pressure group 'Belle, Ronde, Sexy et je m'assume' (Beautiful, Curvy, Sexy and fine with it) who want him to be fined for comments such as ''nobody wants to see curvy women on the runway'' and blaming ''fat people'' for France's public health deficit.

The group's spokesperson Betty Aubriere said they had filed a defamation complaint, as the designer had displayed a ''discriminatory'' attitude.

She said: ''These insults by celebrities must stop. We're sick of it.

''There are a lot of young girls who don't feel comfortable in their skin, and for them to hear comments like that is terrible for them''

Ms. Aubriere said 500 people have signed a petition against the outspoken Chanel creative director, with much of the support coming from young women who felt stigmatised.

She added: ''We've received messages from poorly young girls who are victims of insults at school and sometimes have to leave school.

''We want to see preventative measures in schools so that people understand that curves are often an illness or are genetic, and are not a symptom of poor diet.''


Tags: Karl Lagerfeld


More Karl Lagerfeld

Behind-The-Scenes Of Kristen Stewart's Chanel Campaign

Hold up...is that a smile we see from Kristen Stewart in the new behind-the-scenes video of her Chanel campaign shoot? Well, sort of. She must...

The Kult of Karl Lagerfeld: The Ways of Chanel's Iconic Designer

So Karl Lagerfeld has opened his first London store, launched a fragrance line and brought us a emoji app all in a matter of days....

Keira Knightley's Wedding Dress Strikes Again! [Pictures]

Keira Knightley’s wedding dress is the gift that keeps on giving – a gift to herself, mostly. Knightley rocked the frock (or at least something...

Cara Delevingne Stars In Karl Lagerfeld "Horror" Film & Explains Why Social Media Is An Issue

Model Cara Delevingne may have not made it on to the Fifty Shades of Grey cast but she has marked another step into acting in...


She Should Coco: Keira Knightley To Star In Karl Lagerfeld's Coco Chanel Movie

Keira Knightley is among a host of stars due to star in a short film about the iconic fashion designer Coco Chanel. The movie, is...

Karl Lagerfeld and Keira Knightley Will Team Up To Honor Coco's 100th Anniversary

Keira Knightley will be joining the likes of Shirley MacLaine, Audrey Tautou and Anna Mouglalis in a right of passage of sorts – portraying the...

Karl Lagerfeld, Keira Knightley and Chloe Moretz Celebrate Chanel's 'Little Black Jacket' in London

Any event of Chanel's will always be full of the world's best dressed and most beautiful people. As such, Keira Knightley was a prerequisite to...

Will Karl Lagerfeld Design Keira Knightley's Wedding Dress

Keira Knightley hit the town in support of fashion powerhouse and personal friend Karl Lagerfeld as he unveiled Chanel's The Little Black Jacket exhibition in...



Karl Lagerfeld Newsletter

Subscribe to this news alert service to receive news and reviews on Karl Lagerfeld

Unsubscribe | Unsubscribe All