Karl Lagerfeld Apologizes To Adele For Calling Her 'A Little Too Fat'

Since his comments about Adele being "a little too fat," predictably started an internet shit storm earlier this week, Karl Lagerfeld has released a statement to Paris' Metro paper, saying his quote was "taken out of context." How do you say "back-pedaling" in French? Karl's apology:
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Since his comments about Adele being "a little too fat," predictably started an internet shit storm earlier this week, Karl Lagerfeld has released a statement to Paris' Metro paper, saying his quote was "taken out of context." How do you say "back-pedaling" in French? Karl's apology:
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Since his comments about Adele being "a little too fat," predictably started an internet shit storm earlier this week, Karl Lagerfeld has released a statement to Paris' Metro paper, saying his quote was "taken out of context." How do you say "back-pedaling" in French?

Karl told the 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.”

Good to hear Karl apologizing--and in an especially thoughtful and self-reflective way. But come on, don't you think Karl could have been a little choosier with his words in the first place? Calling someone fat--to a newspaper no less--is never okay.

Is an apology to Russian men everywhere for calling them ugly up next? Or imagining that Michelle Obama once said to a reporter "Why you don't like my big black ass?" (the First Lady's office of communications denied she'd ever said that). Somehow we doubt that.