German-born fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld has sparked outrage by evoking the Holocaust as he attacked German Chancellor Angela Merkel for opening the country’s borders to millions of Jew- and Christian-hating Muslim migrants.
UK Daily Mail (h/t Marvin W) The 84-year-old German-born designer said his country ‘cannot – even if there are decades between them – kill millions of Jews so you can bring millions of their worst enemies in their place’.
He added while speaking on a French television show: ‘I know someone in Germany who took a young Syrian and after four days said, “The greatest thing Germany invented was the Holocaust.”‘
The veteran Chanel designer, who was born in Hamburg just as Adolf Hitler came to power, had earlier lambasted Merkel for taking more than one million asylum seekers since the migrant crisis of 2015.
‘Merkel had already millions and millions (of immigrants) who are well integrated and who work and all is well… she had no need to take another million to improve her image as the wicked stepmother after the Greek crisis,’ said Lagerfeld.
Lagerfeld, who is rarely afraid of controversy, said he was going to ‘say something horrific’ before criticising the chancellor for the ‘huge error’ of accepting so many freeloaders and jihadists posing as refugees from Muslim countries.
The designer was roasted for the outburst on social media, although some users also came to his defence.