Designer Donna Karan sends shockwaves, says Weinstein’s victims may have been ‘asking for it’

Fashion designer Donna Karan set off a firestorm of criticism on social media when she opted to defend alleged sexual predator Harvey Weinstein.

The heat was so intense, Karan would soon back off on her comments that she now claims were “taken out of context.”

Speaking with the Daily Mail at the CinéFashion Film Awards in LA, Karan implied that women who may have been sexually assaulted by the Hollywood producer may have been “asking for it.”

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“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,” she dared say. “What are they asking for? Trouble.”

“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?” Karan continued. “What are we asking? Are we asking for it by presenting all the sensuality and all the sexuality?”

Only a liberal Hillary Clinton fan could ever hope to get away with a remark like that.

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Only a liberal Hillary Clinton fan could ever hope to get away with a remark like that.

 

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…except she didn’t.

Karan, a longtime friend of Weinstein and his wife, released a statement on Monday saying her remarks were taken out of context and don’t represent her feelings, ABC News reported. The fashion mogul said “sexual harassment is NOT acceptable and this is an issue that MUST be addressed once and for all regardless of the individual.”

But the backtracking came after fierce opposition to the DKNY founder’s claim that victims of sexual assault were asking for it.

The most fierce of which coming from actress Rose McGowan, who has called for entire Weinstein Company board to resign — McGowan, one of Weinstein’s victims, has characterized him as a “monster.”

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She ripped into Karan on Twitter.

“Donna Karan you are a DEPLORABLE Aiding and abetting is a moral crime. You are scum in a fancy dress,” McGowan tweeted.

Here’s a sampling of more of the fallout over Karan’s “deplorable” words from the “Blue Check” crowd:

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