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Jameela Jamil slams Met Gala theme

“The Good Place” actress Jameela Jamil has slammed the Met Gala’s Karl Lagerfeld theme.

In an Instagram post, Jamil explained that while Lagerfeld is supremely talented he actively engaged in harmful behavior towards women.

“This man… was indeed, supremely talented, but used his platform is such a distinctly hateful way, mostly towards women, so repeatedly and up until the last years of his life, showing no remorse, offering no atonement, no apology, no help to groups he attacked… there was no explanation for his cruel outbursts,” she wrote in the caption of her post.

The post included screenshots from articles that described Lagerfeld’s fatphobic and misogynistic behavior.

According to Buzzfeed News, Lagerfeld has defended a stylist accused of sexual assault and heavily criticized the #MeTooMovement.

“If you don’t want your pants pulled about, don’t become a model! Join a nunnery, there’ll always be a place for you in the convent,” he once said, according to Buzzfeed News.

This isn’t the first time Jamil has publicly criticized Lagerfeld. In February 2019, Jamil published an article for Wear Your Voice Mag, titled “Stop Mourning Oppressors: Condolences For Karl Lagerfeld.” In the piece, Jamil objected to mourning Lagerfeld as a “saint gone-too-soon,” after his death because of his cruel behavior.

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