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Jameela Jamil calls out 'famous female feminists' for attending Met Gala
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Jameela Jamil calls out 'famous female feminists' for attending Met Gala

She blasted the event's Karl Lagerfeld theme

Jameela Jamil has slammed female Hollywood stars for going to the 2023 Met Gala to celebrate 'known bigot' Karl Lagerfeld.

The theme was: 'Karl Lagerfeld: A Line of Beauty' and the influencer called out Monday's annual event as a display of the ‘selective nature of cancel culture’, lamenting Hollywood's 'double standards' in celebrating the late fashion designer and creative director at Chanel.

The Good Place actor vented her frustrations on Instagram via a post which read: “Last night Hollywood and fashion said the quiet part out loud when a lot of famous feminists chose to celebrate at the highest level, a man who was so publicly cruel to women, to fat people, to immigrants and to sexual assault survivors.

“And all the women’s publications, and spectators online, chose to gleefully ignore it.”

Jameela continued: “Nobody has perfect morals, least of all me, but Jesus Christ we had a year to course correct here, and not award the highest honour possible to a known bigot… and everyone just decided we can separate the art from the artist when *convenient*.

“And it’s one rule for us, and another rule for everybody else.”

She signed off: “Last night, we relinquished our right to be taken at all seriously about anything important."

But she wasn't done just yet. Continuing in the caption she writes: “This isn’t about cancel culture. It’s not even about Karl.

She called out 'feminists' who attended.

"It’s about showing how selective cancel culture is within liberal politics, in the most blatant way so far. It’s about showing why people don’t trust liberals. Because of slippery tactics and double standards like this.

“And it’s not just Hollywood here, the general public online participated and were entirely complicit in the erasure of the truth last night.

"They replaced their pitchforks with spoons last night, to lap that shit right up… if we carry on like this, don’t be shocked when we lose the next election.”

The 37-year-old was calling out 'famous feminists' in particular who attended the event. Those in attendance at Monday's Met Gala included Florence Pugh, Emily Ratjkowski, Michaela Coel and Janelle Monae.

This isn't the first time she's called out the controversial designer on his views. Following the designer's 2019 death, her tribute was less than sentimental: “A ruthless, fat-phobic misogynist shouldn’t be posted all over the internet as a saint gone-too-soon. Talented for sure, but not the best person.”

After the Met Gala's theme was announced, she shared a carousel of the late designer's controversial previous comments asking in the caption: "Why is THIS who we celebrate when there are so many AMAZING designers out there who aren't bigoted white men? What happened to everyone's principles and ''advocacy.'"

What do you make of it all?

Topics: News, Fashion, Celebrity, Instagram