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Jameela Jamil brands late Karl Lagerfeld a ‘ruthless, fat-phobic misogynist’ in vitriolic attack

Cara Delevingne has lashed out at ‘disrespectful’ Jameela Jamil after her attack on the late Chanel designer Karl Lagerfeld just hours after it was revealed he had died from pancreatic cancer aged 85.

In the midst of floods of tributes from fashionistas to honour the icon, The Good Place actress, 32, continued her online crusade for body confidence and female empowerment by branding Karl ‘a ruthless, fat-phobic misogynist’. 

She penned: ‘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.’  

Defensive: Cara Delevingne has lashed out at ‘disrespectful’ Jameela Jamil after her attack on the late Chanel designer Karl Lagerfeld just hours after it was revealed he had died from pancreatic cancer aged 85

Following her note, Chanel muse Cara took to Twitter to respond to the star as she wrote: ‘Seriously have some respect’, before quoting her musician boyfriend James Blake’s lyrics by saying: ‘just go home and ‘talk s**t about everyone’. 

The supermodel wrote: ‘He was born in 1933! I am not saying I agree with some of the things he has said. I’m very emotional and mourning his death and feel like I have to stick up for him when he’s not here to speak for himself…

‘Everyone has their own opinion and I felt the need to voice my own. All I want is for everyone to love each other no matter what. Just please understand that it’s an extremely emotional time and we must try use love instead of hate’.

Echoing many online statements, Cara added: ‘All of these things should have been addressed while someone is living, not the day after someones death’. 

Jameela slammed the iconic designer – who passed away on Tuesday morning after battling ill health for several weeks – insisting he wasn’t the “best person” and shouldn’t be eulogised.

Hitting out: In the midst of floods of tributes from fashionistas to honour the icon, The Good Place actress, 32, continued her online crusade for body confidence and female empowerment by branding Karl 'a ruthless, fat-phobic misogynist'

Hitting out: In the midst of floods of tributes from fashionistas to honour the icon, The Good Place actress, 32, continued her online crusade for body confidence and female empowerment by branding Karl ‘a ruthless, fat-phobic misogynist’

Firm no: In the midst of floods of tributes from fashionistas to honour the icon, The Good Place actress, 32, continued her online crusade for body confidence and female empowerment by branding Karl 'a ruthless, fat-phobic misogynist'

Firm no: In the midst of floods of tributes from fashionistas to honour the icon, The Good Place actress, 32, continued her online crusade for body confidence and female empowerment by branding Karl ‘a ruthless, fat-phobic misogynist’

Retweeting an article which urged people to “stop mourning” and claimed the Chanel creative director was a “terrible person”.

She went on to state that despite any positive behaviour the designer may have exhibited, Karl “shouldn’t be glorified” as he “never changed or apologised”.

In response to a fan arguing against “cancelling” people for past toxic behaviour – and urging Jameela to think about the positive effect Karl had on celebrities. 

Hitting back: The supermodel wrote: 'He was born in 1933! I am not saying I agree with some of the things he has said. I’m very emotional and mourning his death and feel like I have to stick up for him when he’s not here to speak for himself'

Hitting back: The supermodel wrote: ‘He was born in 1933! I am not saying I agree with some of the things he has said. I’m very emotional and mourning his death and feel like I have to stick up for him when he’s not here to speak for himself’

The star said: ‘You can’t cancel someone who is dead. You can just say they shouldn’t be glorified if they’ve never changed or apologised.’

The original article referenced a previous comment in which the Fendi director had said singer Adele was “a little too fat but she has a beautiful face and a divine voice”.

Jameela added that she wanted to write an essay rather than try to express her thoughts in a single 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.’

 She penned: '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 penned: ‘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.’

Many fans disagreed with the timing of the comments, as Twitter users penned: ‘I’m sorry but this is distasteful af. He was still loved by a lot of people and they have every right to grieve and post condolences…

‘Now is not the time to be dragging him for his flaws and shortcomings as someone in an institution that promotes those things alot as a whole… 

‘What a wet wipe you really are… He was, actually. But people treated him as a saint and criticizing him could have f**ked up your career when you’re in fashion’.

Hitting back: Many fans disagreed with the timing of the comments, as Twitter users penned: 'I'm sorry but this is distasteful af. He was still loved by a lot of people and they have every right to grieve and post condolences'

Hitting back: Many fans disagreed with the timing of the comments, as Twitter users penned: ‘I’m sorry but this is distasteful af. He was still loved by a lot of people and they have every right to grieve and post condolences’

‘Jameela your understanding of tributes to his passing are infantile and an offensive hunt for publicity. The mourning of his passing does not constitute his beatification – as you well know… 

‘Z-list actress trying to influence the world telling them to ignore influences… At 85, have many people called him a saint gone too soon, or does that just fit your narrative?’

Others however supported the star, with users writing: ‘I wasn’t brave enough to be one of the first to say it but you are spot on here @hdoddles and @jameelajamil… 

‘YES! I said the same as soon as I saw the news. Nasty man who made skinny clothes for skinny boys and made skinny women wear them.’

Support: Others however supported the star, with users writing: 'I wasn’t brave enough to be one of the first to say it but you are spot on here @hdoddles and @jameelajamil'

Support: Others however supported the star, with users writing: ‘I wasn’t brave enough to be one of the first to say it but you are spot on here @hdoddles and @jameelajamil’

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