Lara Witt

Lara Witt

The author (she/her) is an award-winning feminist writer, editor and digital media consultant. Witt has written for Teen Vogue, Harper's Bazaar, Elle, WHYY, Girlboss, The New York Daily News, BUST, Rewire, and more. She tweets at @femmefeministe.

Anti-condolences for the oppressor: Stop mourning Karl Lagerfeld

Chanel’s creative director, Karl Lagerfeld, died at 85 in Paris. Lagerfeld, known for being “the king of fashion” and a prolific designer who left his mark on the industry, was also an Islamophobic, racist, misogynistic, fatphobic, rape apologist. His beliefs and political stances, however, were ignored by millions for the sake of his wealth accumulation and impact as a designer. It isn’t surprising to witness publications and people wax poetic statements about Lagerfeld’s genius while they ignore his history of oppressive comments towards anyone who did not fit into his narrow aesthetic of human existence. Lagerfeld took pride in being a gatekeeper ...

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