Designer’s views set stage for insecurity

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The last time I saw a picture of Chanel designer Karl Lagerfeld smiling, he was about 80-plus pounds heavier. Since then, a slimmed down and scowling Lagerfeld has been making disparaging comments about curvy women. Only he usually doesn’t bother calling call them curvy, he calls them fat.

A group representing the rights of plus-size women in France has had enough; they’d like to see the 80-year-old fined for his comments. There’ve been many. He’s been criticized for calling Adele “a little too fat.” He claimed the French health care system was is being brought down because of the “diseases caught by people who are too fat.”

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