It all started last year when it was announced that the event would honor the late Karl Lagerfeld, despite his controversial past.
After announcing the party’s theme, Jamila calls out Carl’s past, reminding fans that he “used his platform in a manifestly hateful way, mostly towards women, again and again until the later years of his life, showing no remorse.”
Although many people agreed with beautiful sentiments, no change was made, and the theme celebration scheduled for last Monday continued.
And shortly after hundreds of celebrities walked the carpet at the event, Jamila spoke out again — noting the hypocritical nature of many in attendance.
“Last night, Hollywood and fashion said the quiet part out loud when so many famous feminists chose to celebrate at the highest level, a man who was so tough on women, on fat people, on immigrants, and survivors of sexual assault,” she wrote. “And all the women’s publications, and onlookers on the Internet, chose to gleefully ignore it.”
She continued, “Suddenly, your appetite for finding someone’s tweets since they were 12 years old is gone. No one has perfect morals, least of all I do, but Jesus Christ, we’ve had a year to course correct here, not bestow the highest honor possible on a fanatic.” a favour “.
Jamila continued with an appeal to all those who have “suddenly decided that we can separate the art from the artist when it is appropriate” for them.
She concluded, “It’s a rule for us, and another rule for everyone else. Last night, we gave up our right to ever be seriously concerned with anything important.”
In the caption, Jamila added that her post wasn’t about cancel culture or Karl — it was about the eclecticism of cancel culture.
“It’s about showing how selective cancel culture can be in liberal politics, in the most blatant way yet. It’s about showing why people don’t trust liberals,” Jamila wrote. “Because of slippery tactics and double standards like this.”
She continued, “It’s not just Hollywood here, the general public online got involved and was totally complicit in last night’s truth-erasing. They traded their baits for spoons last night, to whack that shit right away.”
Jamila concluded her remarks by saying that if people continue like this, they should not “be shocked when we lose the next elections”.
You can read everything Jamila had to say here.