Donna Karan Stands By Weinstein, Questions Women Involved; Then Changes Her Mind

Fashion designer Donna Karan decided to stand by Hollywood media mogul and Democratic donor Harvey Weinstein until her words smacked her forehead, now she’s changing.

Karan probably saw dollar signs leaving by the truckloads and decided to quickly do damage control with the usual “out of context” insurance policy. Karan initially blamed women in the United States for Weinstein’s actions.

Karan blamed it on how women display themselves, present themselves and exhibiting sensuality. As I stated before, that’s how she answered the question, but she has done an about-face.

Source: Free Beacon

Karan was asked on Sunday at the CinéFashion Film Awards to weigh in on the scandal that had surrounded the film mogul over the weekend. Unlike Hollywood actresses like Meryl Streep and Judy Dench, who have denounced Weinstein’s behavior, Karan shied away from attacking Weinstein and instead castigated the women who made the allegations against him, according to the Daily Mail:

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.

For someone this powerful to craft a response like this speak volumes on just how bad the Alt-left is at this point. If they are willing to protect a sexual abuser and call out the women, what does that tell you?

‘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?

Almost unbelievable that a woman of her stature would say something like this… Very disrespectful!

‘And what are we throwing out to our children today about how to dance and how to perform and what to wear? How much should they show?’ Karan’s comments are striking as a legend in the fashion world and having designed women’s clothing for decades.

I guess due to a major backlash on her statements; she tried to clarify herself to fix the atmosphere before it became too toxic. The Free Beacon also added this disclaimer to their original story.

UPDATED Tuesday, 9:19 A.M.: In a statement released Monday, Karan explained that she “made a statement that was not representative of how I feel or what I believe.”

She continued, “My statements were taken out of context and do not represent how I feel about the current situation concerning Harvey Weinstein. I believe that sexual harassment is NOT acceptable and this is an issue that MUST be addressed once and for all regardless of the individual.”

“I am truly sorry to anyone that I offended and everyone that has ever been a victim,” she concluded.

Are women going to let Karan get away with this? It’s what she thinks or she wouldn’t have said it. Defending a serial predator?

As if victims of sexual assault don’t have a difficult enough path already. It’s so incredibly difficult for many to come forward and here she is further pushing them into the dark. Shame on Karan.

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