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Karl Lagerfeld is one of the world’s most notable fashionistos, style-makers, and a certified maker of ridiculous and flippant comments. As part of his guest-editorship at Metro World News, the designer commented on topics ranging from Adele’s weight (“she is a little too fat, but she has a beautiful face and a divine voice”) to Russian men (“if I was a woman in Russia I would be a lesbian, as the men are very ugly”). What caught my attention, however, were his views on the Obamas and whether or not our president should be re-elected.

Yes he does [deserve to be re-elected], especially because of Mrs. Obama. I’m a big fan of Mrs. Obama – and her face, I think, is magical. He would not be there without her. Mrs. Obama is not a fashion statement, but she has other things to do. My favorite thing about Mrs Obama was when she was asked if her skirt was not too tight and she answered “Why you don’t like my big black ass?” I want [Barack] Obama to win because there is nothing better anyway, and especially because of her. 

I never voted in my life. I will never vote. I know too much about politics from what’s going on backstage. To vote you have to believe all that garbage that they promise you, and they can’t keep those promises. If someone gave me an Obama pin, I would just put it on.

Who knew that I had anything in common with Karl Lagerfeld? I, too, am a supporter of Barack Obama but with a Michelle-loving streak that has been rallying for her as much as I’ve been rallying for her husband; I do believe he wouldn’t be there without her. I have to disagree with his opinion that she’s not a fashion statement, though, and of course have to dismiss his decision not to vote, but the guy is not an American citizen anyway so that’s fine by me.

For the record, of course Michelle never said any such thing as “why don’t you like my big black ass.” I’d be more offended that Karl Lagerfeld paraphrased whatever she may have said into such nonsense if he weren’t as crazy and intentionally outrageous as the day is long. What a weirdo.

What do you think of his comments?

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