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Karl Lagerfeld Apologizes For Calling Adele 'Fat'

The Huffington Post   First Posted: 02/08/2012 4:25 pm Updated: 02/08/2012 4:25 pm

Karl Lagerfeld must be tired from trying to pull his foot out of his mouth all the time.

A dreadful-seeming Lagerfeld quote hit the Internet this week, and though Karl's not exactly known for mincing words, this offering from an interview with the Metro newspaper, which he guest-edited on Tuesday, did seem a little out of taste:

"The thing at the moment is Adele. She is a little too fat, but she has a beautiful face and a divine voice."

Oof.

But now Karl, perhaps unsurprisingly, is backtracking, saying his words were taken out of context. Here's how he defends himself in an update in today's Metro paper:

"I'd like to say to Adele that I am your biggest admirer. Sometimes when you take a sentence out of the article it changes the meaning of the thought. What I said was in relation to Lana Del Rey and the sentence has since been taken out of context from how it was originally published. I actually prefer Adele, she is my favorite singer and I am a great admirer of her. I lost over 30 kilos over 10 years ago and have kept it off. I know how it feels when the press is mean to you in regards to your appearance. Adele is a beautiful girl. She is the best. And I can't wait for her next CD."

Now that Kaiser Karl's backtracking, we're suspecting that he just might hire Adele to play the next Chanel show -- because he did the same exact thing with Beth Ditto.

Click over to Metro to see the original apology from Lagerfeld.

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