Tuesday, January 06, 2009

Karl Lagerfeld Justifies Wearing Fur with Bush Foreign Policy

"We have to get them before they get us," said slightly insane German fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld, in defending the wearing of fur.

Okay, he didn't say exactly that, but Lagerfeld did say that it's okay to kill "those beasts who would kill us if they could."

Hmm, where have I heard this before. . .? Oh yeah, it's George W. Bush's preemption doctrine he used when he wanted to invade Iraq.

Funny, I've never thought of mink, fox, and ermine as crazed animal killers who hunt humans. Sure, there are stories of pigs and mink who end up killing the very activists who freed them, but that's no reason to eat bacon.

The fact that it's meaty and delicious is the reason to eat bacon.

But despite his love for dead animal skin, the Fur F├╝hrer doesn't like to eat meat.

"I can hardly eat meat because it has to look like something what it was not when it was alive," he said in an interview on the BBC's Radio 4.

Surprisingly, Lagerfeld's "looks like something it was not when it was alive" feelings on meat don't seem to translate to his use of size zero models for his fashion.

Lagerfeld pooh-poohed the idea of using skinny people by saying, "In France there are, I think, less than one per cent of people who are too skinny. There are nearly 30 per cent of young people who are too fat. So let's take care of the zillions of the too fat before we talk about the percentage that's left."

Given Lagerfeld's belief that there are zillions of people on the planet, I'll take his one percent of too skinny people with a grain of salt. And some bacon.

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