Fashion designer Donna Karan made some pretty offensive remarks when she gave her initial reaction about the Harvey Weinstein allegations earlier this month suggesting that the women were “asking for it.”
“You look at everything all over the world today, you know, and how women are dressing and, you know, what they’re asking by just presenting themselves the way they do,” Karan told The Daily Mail. “What are they asking for? Trouble.”
Karan later apologized and said her words were taken out of context. However, a new interview with Robin Roberts that aired on Monday’s Good Morning America showed Karan giving what was supposed to be a more formal apology—which came off a little...questionable since Karan literally smiled through the entire thing, and blamed her comments on—you guessed it—lack of sleep.
“I love women. I absolutely adore women. I care about them. I’m a mother. I’m a grandmother, you know, and I’ve never done this before and I will never ever do it again,” Karan said, smiling throughout.
She then said that exhaustion and a 14-hour plane trip were the reasons for her earlier comments. You know how it is—being tired always makes us blame women!
I don’t know about you, but if someone is smiling in my face while they are apologizing, I would feel a little offended. Do you expect someone to think you’re serious while there’s a smile plastered on your face? And then to blame it on a long plane trip? Come on. Even if Karan really is remorseful, she has a very weird way of showing it. It was hard to image a worse reaction to the Weinstein allegations and now it’s even harder to imagine a worse apology.
Check out the full GMA interview below.