German fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld, 84, struck two raw nerves with one controversial statement, saying Angela Merkel had replaced millions of Jewish Holocaust victims with their “worst enemies,” in an apparent reference to the Muslim refugee influx.
Lagerfeld brushed all political correctness aside to bridge the 70-year gap between World War 2 and the current refugee crisis gripping Europe. “One 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 told the television show “Salut les terriens!” on France’s C8 channel on Saturday.
He preceded his inflammatory comment with a warning that he was about to “say something horrific” about Merkel’s “huge error” of accepting so many refugees into the country. “I know someone in Germany who took a young Syrian and after four days said, ‘The greatest thing Germany invented was the Holocaust,'” he added, as quoted by AFP.
hat-tip Stephen Neil