Donna Karan Offers The “They Were Asking For It” Defense Of Harvey Weinstein, And Then Lamely Apologizes
I hope Donna Karan likes the taste of an overpriced chunky wedge because that’s what’s she’ll be eating for the foreseeable future. Donna kicked up her foot and got to chomping when she defended alleged serial sexual predator Harvey Weinstein and revealed that she’s got some deeply troublesome and downright idiotic opinions.
According to The Daily Mail, Donna was interviewed on the red carpet of the CinéFashion Film Awards in Hollywood last night and was asked about the accusations against Harvey.
She told a reporter: ‘I think we have to look at ourselves. Obviously, the treatment of women all over the world is something that has always had to be identified. Certainly in the country of Haiti where I work, in Africa, in the developing world, it’s been a hard time for women.
‘To see it here in our own country is very difficult, but I also think how do we display ourselves? How do we present ourselves as women? What are we asking? Are we asking for it by presenting all the sensuality and all the sexuality?
There are more levels at work here than in a bookstore that only sells loose marbles. Does she think Harvey is the first man to try some shit? And did she really suggest they were asking for it? It’s like she watched an after school special on rape and took away the exact opposite message. Her response is so comically clichéd that a three year old could tell you that’s the wrongest response. Is her ponytail too tight?
But she didn’t stop there! I can only imagine the concealed glee on this reporter’s face as she kept digging herself deeper and he realized he’s sitting on a pot of crack pot gold. The eyes, the ponytail tossing, the lunatic smile, the words coming out of her mouth, it’s all bananas. Donna concluded her little performance with this nugget of wisdom.
‘You look at everything all over the world today and how women are dressing and what they are asking by just presenting themselves the way they do. What are they asking for? Trouble,’ she said.
Here’s the whole thing.
Of course as soon as this aired, some poor assistant had to quickly find Donna for her inevitable apology statement. And, as apology statements so often do, Donna’s tells us what kind of person she really is. Donna’s said, in part, “I made a statement that unfortunately is not representative of how I feel or what I believe” and that her statements were “taken out of context”.