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Jameela Jamil doesn't hold anything back when it comes to body-shaming, and abuse in the entertainment industry.

She has become renowned for her comments blasting the Kardashians for endorsing weight-loss products, and also is on a campaign attempting to ban airbrushing and photoshop.

The Good Place actress has now opened up about her feelings regarding designer Karl Lagerfeld, who passed away yesterday aged 85.

Jamil re-tweeted an article entitled Stop Mourning Oppressors: Anti-Condolences for Karl Lagerfeld by Lara Witt, expressing disdain for those who are sharing grief about the controversial designer.

"I’m glad somebody said it. Even if it is a little soon. A ruthless, fat-phobic misogynist shouldn’t be posted all over the internet as a saint gone-too-soon. Talented for sure, but not the best person," she wrote.

Chanel confirmed yesterday that the iconic German visionary had died. Lagerfeld worked as creative director of Fendi, Chanel and K by Karl Lagerfeld simultaneously until his death.

Lagerfeld was renowned globally for his acerbic wit, though some of his comments embroiled him in controversies, particularly those involving weight loss and #MeToo.

He was known for calling Adele "a little too fat", and said of Pippa Middleton; “I don’t like the sister’s face. She should only show her back.” Wow…

Of Princess Diana, he said in a 2006 interview; “She was pretty and she was sweet, but she was stupid." As if that wasn't bad enough, he then got political. 


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Two years ago on a French TV show, he blamed German Chancellor Angela Merkel for the migrant crisis and invoked the Holocaust.

The Guardian wrote that he quoted; “One cannot – even if there are decades between them – kill millions of Jews so you can bring millions of their worst enemies in their place.” Oh God…

He then targeted legendary actress Meryl Streep, claiming she had specially ordered a Chanel dress to wear to the Oscars, but changed her mind when a different designer offered her a dress. 


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Meryl completely disputes this, and Chanel doesn’t pay actresses to wear their fashions on the red carpet, despite the fact that many designers in the industry do.

When he was asked about Streep, he said, “A genius actress, but cheapness also, no?” Meryl responded, saying; "Karl Lagerfeld, a prominent designer, defamed me, my stylist, and the illustrious designer whose dress I chose to wear, in an important industry publication. 

"That publication printed this defamation, unchecked." Don't hold back, gal.

Lagerfeld also told a German magazine that he will only hire thin models for his runway shows because “no one wants to see curvy women”.

When asked to comment on model victims of sexual harassment, said: “If you don’t want your pants pulled about, don’t become a model! Join a nunnery." Oh Karl…

Jameela Jamil's reponse to his death has caused some social media users to claim she has a lack of respect for the dead and condemned him too quickly.

“Seriously let’s have some respect for his death keep your opinion at least respectful at this time,” wrote one person. Others showed their support for the actress;

Others claim that she dragged his name too soon, and his family are only beginning to mourn;

“Regardless if your opinion is right or wrong, a lot of people seem to have liked and respected this person. Do you think it would be more respectful to voice your opinion after hes been mourned by friends and family?” wrote another user.

Jamil responded with another, succinct tweet;

She wrote, "Gonna write an essay about this instead of trying to put my thoughts on this into a tweet. How problematic the industry has been for girls is too complex for this."

We look forward to reading this essay, as the issue is definitely a complicated one. Do you agree with Jameela, or think it was too soon?



The German Chancellor has called for a burqa ban after saying the "'full veil is not appropriate."

"The full face veil should be banned, wherever legally possible," she said, at her conservative CDU Party conference.

She also stressed her determination that there will not be a repeat of this year's migrant crisis, as she made her pitch for a fourth term as Chancellor.

She is running unopposed for a new term leading the CDU.

She previously told Redaktionsnetzwerk Deutschland that: "A completely covered woman has almost no chance of integrating herself in Germany."

The proposed legislation must now go before the Senate for approval before becoming law.


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The proposed legislation follows the Netherland's decision last week, where Dutch MPs voted to ban the Islamic full-face veil from public places such as schools and hospitals.

The burqa is already banned in public places in France, Belgium and Chad. 

In a 2011 poll by the Journal, up to 50 percent of Irish people think that the burqa should be banned. 



They pair would have surely assumed that their conversation was innocuous enough.

Certainly, few would have predicted the international response to President Obama conversing in the outdoors with a seated Chancellor Merkel at the recent G7 summit.

However, on reflection, and with her arms wide open, Angela does indeed look like she's impersonating Julie Andrews in The Sound Of Music… or, indeed, is challenging Barack  to "come at me, bro".

The photo was taken at the Elmau castle in Kruen, near Garmisch-Partenkirchen, in southern Germany – where the leaders of seven nations are discussing the likes of climate change, the global economy, and international security.

And while the resulting memes admittedly have little bearing on international matters of great importance, they are nevertheless rather hilarious.

Here are just a few of our favourites…