Cara Delevingne is emotionally defending the legacy of the late Karl Lagerfeld, who died on Tuesday (February 19) at the age of 85, in an exchange with Jameela Jamil on Twitter.
After the 32-year-old The Good Place star called out Karl for being “a ruthless, fat-phobic misogynist,” the 26-year-old Suicide Squad actress jumped into the discussion.
“I understand what you were trying to do and I apologize if I offended you or anyone else. I just don’t feel that living in the past and bringing up things that have already happened helps anything. Let’s move forward and lead with love. That’s it,” said Cara.
“I didn’t find you offensive. I just think it hurts a lot of fat people, and people who he was racist about, and people who were affected by his toxic misogyny, to see someone like that hailed as if he was a saint. We have privelege so he was nice to us. He hurt a lot of people.❤️,” Jameela replied.
“It saddens me deeply that anyone was hurt, that I do not condone. It is not possible to go through life without hurting people. He was not a saint, he is a human being like all of us who made mistakes and we should all have the chance to be forgiven for that,” wrote Cara.
“Again, we can’t chalk decades of abusive rhetoric towards minorities as ‘being human’ or ‘ making mistakes’ doing it once as a joke and then apologizing is one thing, doing it again and again in spite of public outcry is a bad human. I’m sorry to speak ill of someone you love. ❤️,” replied Jameela.
Prior to their exchange, Cara separately spoke out in defense of Karl on her own account.
See their full exchange below.
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