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Jameela Jamil expresses dismay towards ‘famous feminists’ who attended the Met Gala in celebration of Karl Lagerfeld

‘The Good Place’ alum, Jameela Jamil, called out attendees of this year’s Met Gala with the theme “Karl Lagerfeld: A Line of Beauty.”

“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,” she said in an Instagram post shared a day after the event.


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The event’s theme was in honor of the late designer, Karl Lagerfeld, former creative director of fashion houses Fendi, Chloe, Chanel, Balmain, and Patou.

She continued, “Suddenly your appetite to find someone’s tweets from when they were 12, has gone. Nobody has perfect morals, least of all me, but Jesus Christ we had a year to course correct here, and not award the highest honor possible to a known bigot…and everyone just decided all of a sudden we can separate the art from the artist when *convenient*.”

“And it’s one rule for us, and another rule for everybody else. Last night we relinquished our right to be taken at all seriously about anything important.”

According to her, it isn’t about cancel culture or Lagerfeld, “It’s about showing how selective cancel culture is within liberal politics,” she said in the post caption.

The 37-year-old actress has been open in criticizing the theme of the event ever since it was announced last year.

In October 2022, she posted a picture of Lagerfeld on her Instagram with the word “nope” written on it, followed by ‘receipts’ of the wrongdoings of the designer.


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The post caption says, “Karl Lagerfeld is the theme for the entire Met Gala next year. This man… was indeed, supremely talented, but used his platform in such a distinctly hateful way, mostly towards women, so repeatedly and up until the last years of his life, showing no remorse, offering no atonement, no apology, no help to groups he attacked… there was no explanation for his cruel outbursts.”

This year’s Met Gala was hosted by Vogue’s Editor-in-Chief, Anna Wintour, together with Dua Lipa, Michaela Coel, Penêlope Cruz, and Roger Federer – and was attended by famous personalities such as Rihanna, Michelle Yeoh, Anne Hathaway, Emily Blunt, and many more.


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