PETA is sending Rihanna a free faux fur coat after she was spotted wearing a real fur coat to dinner, TMZ reports.
PETA is gifting Rihanna a faux fur coat after the pop star was seen wearing a full-length authentic fur coat while grabbing dinner this week.
TMZ reports the animal rights organization reached out to Rihanna to urge her to steer away from wearing real fur coats.
In a letter obtained by TMZ, PETA’s senior vice president told Rihanna: “As a mother, you know what it’s like to feel protective and to want to make sure no harm comes to your family. Please understand that this desire – this instinct even – is shared by the minks, foxes, and rabbits who are torn away from their families and killed for their fur.”
The letter concluded, “Won’t you please help create a kinder world for your children to grow up in by deciding today that you’ll no longer wear fur?”
PETA is now sending Rihanna a faux fur coat from Unreal Fur, which they claim will help the singer “stay warm and fashionable while making the cruelty-free switch.”
Earlier this month, Rihanna sat down for an interview with Vogue, where she shed light on her forthcoming ninth studio album, revealing she wants it to drop this year. When it arrives, the project will be Riri’s first full-length offering since 2016’s Anti.
The dispatch pointed out that it’s now illegal to sell fur in California and designers such as ‘Chanel, Gucci, Dolce & Gabbana, Versace and Valentino have banned it.’
They encouraged Rihanna, who has worn many furs during her career, to ‘help create a kinder world for your children to grow up in by deciding today that you’ll no longer wear fur.’
The animal protection organization suggested that the furs the Lift Me Up artist does have, be donated to the survivors of the devastating earthquakes in Turkey and Syria.
Thousands of people in the region have been left homeless and they are now trying to survive frigid winter temperatures.
‘You have so much,’ PETA wrote, ‘won’t you please spare the animals who ask for nothing more but to be left alone to live with their loved ones, free from electrocutions, gassings and beatings that are the standard in the fur industry, and donate your furs to a good cause?’
The note ended with, ‘We’re also sending along a beautiful faux fur coat from Unreal Fur to help you stay warm and fashionable while making the cruelty-free switch.’
The Australian company makes not only faux fur pieces, but faux cashmere and vegan leather jackets and coats. All article are priced $519 or less.
The Oscar nominee has not announced what she will do regarding this request.
PETA has recently called out actor Joe McHale, accusing him and the producers of the show Animal Control of ‘a sickening soup of animal exploitation’ and calling for a boycott of the Fox show.
Elizabeth Banks, who used CGI to create the bear in her comedy/thriller Cocaine Bear, received a thank you note from the group.
Cocaine Bear opened in theaters on Friday.