Karl Lagerfeld's Death Sparks Must Read Twitter Exchange Between Cara Delevingne and Jameela Jamil
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The respectful debate began after the "Good Place" star called the late designer a "ruthless, fat-phobic misogynist."

Cara Delevingne found herself defending her tribute to the late Karl Lagerfeld, after "Good Place" star Jameela Jamil and others on social media brought up the designer's problematic past.

Lagerfeld passed away at the age of 85 on Tuesday, leading to a number of tributes from A-list stars praising him for his work in the fashion industry. But not everyone was on board with celebrating him after his death, the most vocal being Jamil, who shared an article urging people to "Stop Mourning Oppressors."

In a piece written by Lara Witt, the reporter called out Lagerfeld for being an "islamophobic, racist, misogynistic, fatphobic rape apologist" and pointing out his history of controversial comments on topics including weight and the #MeToo movement. Jameela shared it, writing, "I’m glad somebody said it. Even if it is a little soon. A ruthless, fat-phobic misogynist shouldn't be posted all over the internet as a saint gone-too-soon. Talented for sure, but not the best person."

Delevingne -- one model who honored Lagerfeld herself on Instagram -- responded in a now-deleted tweet, saying, "You are calling him ruthless??? Are you kidding me? No one is perfect but you clearly don't know the man so please keep your opinions to yourself and stop bashing people for attention."

After removing the comment, the two then had a respectful back and forth about Lagerfeld, his past and how to reconcile some of his controversial moments with more positive memories.

First, Cara tweeted to her followers, "Everyone has their own opinion and I felt the need to voice my own. All I want is for everyone to love each other no matter what. Just please understand that it’s an extremely emotional time and we must try use love instead of hate." She added, "All of these things should have been addressed while someone is living, not the day after someones death."

Then, the following conversation played out between the two stars on Twitter, a conversation Cara said she was "glad" they could have "without trying to attack each other."

The conversation continued in a separate thread, going off of Delevingne's comment about the industry in general:

In yet another thread -- sorry, there were a lot of tweets here -- the two continued their debate:

After the conversation played out, Jamil responded to another outlet and how they characterized the debate, instead saying it was a "completely adult and kind exchange."

"She could not have been more lovely, polite or empathetic in our completely adult and kind exchange," tweeted Jamil. "Stop trying to make women look hysterical as if we are incapable of intelligent discourse... @Caradelevingne This is not a cat fight."

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