Nearly a month after winning the 2012 Womenswear Designers of the Year award, Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen, have been publicly criticized by PETA for creating a $17,000 fur backpack for their luxury fashion line The Row. The backpack is said to be made from patches of animal fur.
The animal rights organization issued a statement to E News:
"If it looks like a troll and acts like a troll, it's probably a Trollsen Twin-or someone wearing one of their new $16,000 totes, which are made from the fur and skins of innocent animals," PETA said. "What the Olsens lack in creativity, they try to make up for in shock value. Sadly, it's the foxes, calves, and alligators-who often have the fur ripped off them while they are still conscious and able to feel pain-who pay the dearest price."
The animal-rights organization and the twins have had a longstanding feud over fur. They even have a whole page on the PETA website dedicated them.
The Olsen twins are not the first stars slammed by PETA for using fur as fashion. Previously, Khole Kardashian posed naked for one of PETA's anti-fur campaign, but ironically a few months later her sister, Kim Kardashian, was slammed for wearing and selling fur. Kanye West and Reese Witherspoon are some other stars that have previously been slammed by PETA for the same reason.
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