Karl Lagerfeld has sparked outrage by evoking the Holocaust as he attacked Chancellor Angela Merkel for opening Germany’s borders to migrants.

“One cannoteven if there are many years in between them – destroy an incredible number of Jews so you can carry countless their worst enemies of their put,” the 80-year-old Chanel designer instructed a French tv show.

“I know another person in Germany who took a younger Syrian and following 4 times said: ‘The finest point Germany invented was the Holocaust’,” he included.

France’s media regulator reported on Monday that many hundred people had lodged issues about Lagerfeld’s comments to the Salut les Terriens! (Howdy Earthlings!) talkshow within the C8 channel on Saturday.

Lagerfeld, who was born in Hamburg just as Adolf Hitler came to electrical power, had before lambasted Merkel soon after Germany authorized greater than one million asylum seekers into your country because the migrant disaster of 2015.

“Merkel had by now tens of millions and thousands and thousands (of immigrants) who are well integrated and who operate and all is properly … she had no have to choose an additional million to boost her picture given that the wicked stepmother following the Greek crisis,” Lagerfeld reported.

“Suddenly we see the pastor’s daughter,” he stated in reference to Merkel’s father, who was a Protestant minister during the previous East Germany.

Lagerfeld, who normally courts controversy, stated he was likely to “say one thing horrific” before criticising the chancellor to the “huge error” of accepting lots of refugees from war-torn Syria and in other places.

“Look at France, the land of human legal rights, that has taken, I don’t know, 10,000 or 20,000,” he added.

The French Television set regulator, the CSA, stated it absolutely was analyzing the programme.

The designer was greatly criticised for that outburst on social websites, while some end users also came to his defence.