Karl Lagerfeld: Greeks Are Disgusting, Russian Men Are Ugly
As the guest editor of Metro World News for one day, Karl Lagerfeld proved to be a sort of cross between Andy Warhol and the guy who tweeted dumb stuff about the David Beckham underwear ads.
Thanks to this Metro World News link, we have the following Lagerfeld emissions -- and bear in mind that the designer feels too much political correctness can be dreadfully boring.
His views on Greece's shaky economy:
"Nobody wants Greece to disappear, but they have really disgusting habits -- Italy as well."
On Russian women:
"If I was a woman in Russia, I would be a lesbian, as the men are very ugly. There are a few handsome ones, like Naomi Campbell's boyfriend, but there you see the most beautiful women and the most horrible men."
His view on M.I.A. giving the middle finger at the Super Bowl:
"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 percent bimbo and 50 percent pregnant women."
On our president and first lady:
"I'm a big fan of Mrs. Obama -- and her face, I think, is magical. He would not be there without her. Mrs. Obama is not a fashion statement but she has other things to do. ... I want Obama to win because there is nothing better anyway, and especially because of her."
On the current crop of female singers:
"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. 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."
No, she's not. But lesbianism is a choice? And the man who reportedly spits his Nutella back into the jar thinks Italians have disgusting habits?
Oh, Karl, you're so charming! (Rolls eyes.)
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