Beyonce Knowles is receiving plenty of hate mail from animal rights activists who are angered by the stars fashion label House of Dereon's use of fur. The stars fashion label is using chinchilla, rabbit and mink fur. Beyonce has further angered the animal rights protestors when she wore a pink mink to "The Pink Panther" movie premiere last week.
The fur jacket pictured here is a chinchilla jacket, by Beyonces clothing line House of Dereon, and sells for over $900. House of Dereon also sells vests with detachable rabbit fur collars in addition to other fur fashions.
According to a record company source, "Activisits have threatened to dump carcasses at our offices or Beyaonce's home." In addition to hate mail, plenty of unpleasant phone calls are being made. A spokesperson from the anti-fur group People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) says, "She is profiting from the most violent and bloody industry on Earth and should be ashamed."
See this video for an inside look at the fur trade:
I don't see why things like these are happening in the 20th century. This woman obviously feels her celebrity title entitles her to think of animals as fashion products. I'm not one of those vegans who think eating animals is wrong, but killing simply for the purpose of looking good is wrong. This woman should have her celebrity status revoked if she continues to act this way.
- Posted: May 1, 2006 10:22 PM
Beyonce should be skinned, she deserves to have campaigns of hate against her. I for one hope that the evil bitch dies for wearing fur. I hope animal rights campaigners get her. Im not one but hey she should die for wearing fur.
- Posted: May 19, 2006 8:12 AM
Perhaps we should email Beyonce the photos of the skinned animals (some of them still alive)that went to making her coats and accompany it with the music "a wonderful world".
- Posted: June 17, 2006 4:35 AM
Humans owm animals.
- Posted: June 21, 2006 7:54 AM
Leave her alone its her right to wear whatever she wants to wear and to sell whatever she wants, shes not asking you to wear it. people do unethical things everyday, stop passing judgement on others. You all are just HATERS!
- Posted: June 21, 2006 9:46 AM
Beyonce shouldint be wearing dead animal but I do agree with kayla its true who cares why judge her you dont even know her and for saying this....I for one hope that the evil bitch dies for wearing fur.
WAS TOTALY WRONG TO SAY ABOUT A PERSON. what if someone that you didint know told you "BARRY" that they hope you die for being an inconciderate prick. yeh exacly my point so just dont judge people and you wouldint be in this position......
- Posted: June 21, 2006 9:54 PM
I hate Byouncen Knowels is guts. I wish she would drop dead and go steat to hell. I really thoght that the thired Audtin Pawers movie Goldmember suked the big ones. I think the spy shageed me was ten times better. If they make a forth Austin Pawers movie I really hope they don't bring Byoucen bake. I really hope that they leafe her out for good and I mean for good, just like they did with Heather Grheam.
- Posted: June 22, 2006 4:10 PM
I think it is completely ridiculous how some of you are coming to Beyonce's defense. Wearing fur is very cruel and someone like Beyonce should be setting a better example by picking a more humane wardrobe. There are absolutely no excuses for wearing fur this day and age. We have so many choices when it comes to clothes, why do we need to brutally kill animals simply for fashion? Those of you who say it's okay to wear fur, I have a question for you, would you wear your dog or cat? Probably not, so why would you kill another animal for its fur? So for those of you who are ignorant to the cruelty of the fur industry, why don't you educate yourselves and start looking into how they treat these animals that are killed for their fur before you start making stupid comments.
- Posted: July 1, 2006 4:14 PM
I pray that everyone last one of you on here talking about this fur thing are vegans. cuz the last time i checked the process was the same.
- Posted: July 18, 2006 7:20 AM
im your biggest fan until you kiled animals you beast
- Posted: August 10, 2006 7:16 AM
I think that it is not right for her to be critisized for this type of thing. She has a right to ware what ever she want's, where ever she want's. I know all of this and i'm only 12 years old.
- Posted: September 2, 2006 11:46 AM
It is sick how people can love animals more than they love people. Some of you are judgmental, self-righteous and sanctimonius. How dare you wish death on someone because they do not believe as you do? You did not give her life and you have no right to wish it away. I love animals too, but I am also a people lover. How many of you are sinless? Not one of you! Leave that child alone and get a life!
- Posted: September 3, 2006 9:20 AM
Beyonce is a sad woman, not a child Kiko. Why would you defend a woman whose choice she made to skin animals for their fur just to sell it for profit.
Perhaps you should visit her website and look under the Gift section, she sells a Mink Teddy Bear for $50.00.
So, the skinning of an animal alive, for a freaking teddy bear is A-OK in your pathetic books? Please, learn to respect wildlife and stop feeding into consumerism, mindless puppets. It's obvious some of you have never seen the cruelty that animals face because you are all too busy catering to these people in Hollywood.
- Posted: September 23, 2006 2:55 PM
Yeah, we should totally be able to wear whatever we want! Speaking of which, winter's almost here and my neighbor's dog's coat is looking mighty warm. Hey all you "we should wear whatever we want" people, come help me bash its skull in with a bat! Once it's barely conscious but still able to feel pain, let's skin it alive and dump it's body in a trash can where it will die a slow and agonizing death. I'll let you make mittens out of its big fluffy ears!
And yeah, don't criticize Beyonce! She's a rich celebrity, and therefore we should all care more about hurting her feelings than whether or not thousands upon thousands of innocent animals have to endure excrutiating pain, torture and death each year so that she can look pretty and make even more money than she already does.
- Posted: October 2, 2006 5:03 AM
PETA is nothing but a bunch of terrorists...They love to scare people and attack woman...I went to a PETA protest once and all the low life protesters were wearing LEATHER SHOES and when i asked why they are wearing leather they said..." I AM GETTING PAID $5 PER HOUR TO DO THIS " NICE GOING PETA
LETS TRY SAVING THE STARVING HUMANS AND NOT WORRY SO MUCH ABOUT ANIMALS
- Posted: October 2, 2006 9:59 AM
There are so many alternatives to fur. We, as a society, are thinking backwards if we still accept fur as a regular piece of fabric. Beyonce has fallen into the pit of greed. I believe that her fans encouraged her to create her own clothing but I am also sure few to none expected her to use fur in her collection. I know all this and I am only 20! Animals don't have a voice, humans do. They count on us, caring and compassionate people to speak up and defend them. We do not own them, neither do designers, circuses, or butchers. It isn't their fault evolution hasn't given them a voice. Because we are evolutionary more advanced than them, should that mean we must let them suffer--or lend them a helping hand?
- Posted: October 13, 2006 11:38 PM
i love beyonce as an artist.
but she made the wrong decision in putting
animals in her new clothing line. why she couldnt use FAKE fur at the most? i loved her until she made this decision. how would she like it if she got skinned for a DAMN coat. this outrages me. and yes i AM a vegetarian AND animal
and for u all who says "she can wear whatever she wants", well thats true. but i mean damn...a DEAD ANIMAL???
- Posted: November 12, 2006 5:44 PM
Shxt the fxck up y'all!
Animals have no feelings.
- Posted: November 14, 2006 4:36 AM
I like the jacket and i support everything she does and she knows what shes doing so lay off.
- Posted: November 30, 2006 6:11 PM
i just bought $800 of House of Dereon's boots...and damn! i'm going to have to return them now that this bitch uses REAL fur...
- Posted: December 1, 2006 7:27 PM
Now P. Diddy is using on Sean John coats. What's up y'all? You gotta think about the mentality you're supporting when you buy this bling shit.