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Fur: A Case of Celebrity Hypocrisy
Life&Style writer Gabrielle Taylor-Dowson explores the hypocrisy surrounding fur in the celebrity world
In 2009, Khloe Kardashian took a stand against the celebrity fascination with fur by working with the People for The Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) in an anti-fur campaign. The advert proudly proclaimed ‘Fur? I’d rather go naked’, the words emblazoned over a suitably naked Khloe, her hair back-combed to represent that of a big cat (a popular choice for the coats of the famous.)
“I personally don't wear fur but that doesn't mean I am going to force my views on anyone else
PETA reacted to Khloe's response with a statement that appreciated her decision to “remain on animals’ side by not wearing fur,” but did not admonish the attacker’s actions and wished she “had more influence on her sister [Kim.]”
Despite Khloe’s firm words, her actions after the incident beg to differ. For example, on numerous occasions she has been pictured carrying a Fendi bag charm; made out of a combination of fox fur and lamb leather this accessory, retailing from £200 all the way up to near £1000, is far from PETA-approved.
“The Kardashian-Jenners are not the only fur-wearing celebrities (see also Beyoncé, Rihanna and Jennifer Lopez) but they are the best example of the celebrity hypocrisy surrounding fur culture
“It would be better if celebrities did not hide their like for fur behind a supposed love for animals, when the torture the animals experience to achieve a ‘glamourous’ coat or stole is immense
There is another point to make in this argument, however. Yes, animals are killed for fur - in awful, cruel ways, but more animals are killed for food every day in North America than are used for fur in a year (as an example.) So why is there an almost universal outrage to the wearing of fur, but meat-eaters are still the majority of the worlds population, with no major protest against them?
“Fur is seen as an unnecessary luxury, a marker of our society’s elite
But regardless of your stance, whether your a meat-eater or a vegetarian or a vegan, hopefully your all against the use of animals for clothes and can see through the ‘animal-lover’ persona most celebrities feed to the public.