Beth Ditto of the band Gossip, comes to Adele’s defense months after Karl Lagerfeld made the now-infamous “too fat” comment about the British songstress. Although Lagerfeld has already made amends by reportedly showering Adele with Chanel handbags, Ditto still has something to say about the designer.
“First of all, Karl Lagerfeld is not even sane. Second of all, he’s not the end-all, be-all of what he does. He’s really talented, but that doesn’t mean he’s right. Third, Karl Lagerfeld used to be this really fat, eccentric dude. He always had that fat kid fan with him, too. To me, only a person who was fat could get away with saying something like that,” said Ditto to Vulture. She also admitted to being a “fat activist,” saying that it “takes a really thick skin to do what I do, in the way that I’ve done it.” Then again, the Gossip singer is not taking the credit all for herself, citing Nomy Lamm, Charlotte Cooper and Mama Cass as the ones she looks up to.
Ditto may be a fat activist, but the woman admits to being a fan of the body-shaping miracle that is Spanx. While others find the hosiery uncomfortable, Ditto reveals the secret to wearing this. “You have to buy them too big. They go all the way up to a size H at Lane Bryant. They’re expensive, but you don’t get any chaff.”