by Michael dEstries
Categories: Animals, Causes.

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Have those cans of red paint on standby. PETA today released their candidates for the “Worst-Dressed” fur-wearing celebrities in Hollywood. Nicole Richie, Ashley Olsen and Hollywood stars Christina Ricci and Eva Longoria were named and shamed as the top four in this year’s poll. PETA gives a scathing review of each candidates performance. Here are some of our favorites:

Nicole Richie: “This pelt-wearing party girl is all animal skin and bones. She’s an incredible shrinking woman with the heart to match.’

Ashley Olsen: “Wearing fur does add 20 pounds, but if Ashley wants to fill out her frame, we suggest using a fork instead.”

Christina Ricci: “Disregarding the holiday season’s “Peace on Earth” message, Ricci recently posed for a magazine cover wearing fur from slaughtered reindeer. At least she’s not into fur hats: Imagine how many more pelts it would take to cover that forehead.” {editor’s note, “DAMN!”}

Eva Longoria: “You’d think she’d be more sympathetic to the plight of rabbits considering the way she screws around like one on Wisteria Lane.”

Awesome. I don’t feel bad for one single person on the list. It’s a good thing Lohan came to her senses just recently. She was quickly approaching spotlight status on PETA’s radar. Last year’s shame, Paris Hilton, apparently has changed her fur-wearing ways telling reporters “that she’s had enough and is ditching her mink coats, fox collars, and chinchilla trim.” Good for you Paris; stick to hanging out with Lohan and Britney and leave those animals alone. Hit PETA’s site to vote for you Worst-Dressed and read more on the candidates.

About Michael dEstries

Michael has been blogging since 2005 on issues such as sustainability, renewable energy, philanthropy, and healthy living. He regularly contributes to a slew of publications, as well as consulting with companies looking to make an impact using the web and social media. He lives in Ithaca, NY with his family on an apple farm.

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  • anon

    What is wrong with wearing fur? Its been a practice in this country for 6000 years. Frankly, I think if you’re going to eat an animal for food you might as well wear the hides too

  • anon

    I agree that if you’re going to kill an animal for its meat than you might as well use its hide, but that doesn’t happen. Animals are bred, kept in cruel conditions and killed painfully purely for their fur. We don’t need it and it doesn’t benefit us, we can just get fake fur. It’s unneccessary suffering and it’s wrong.

  • Suzannah

    I personally don’t wear fur. But I do wear leather shoes and jackets. What’s the difference? We don’t NEED to wear fur and we don’t NEED to wear leather either. Why is it more acceptable? Why don’t people with leather shoes and jackets have paint thrown over them? Where does anyone draw the line between killing animals for anything?

  • http://www.ecorazzi.com rebecca

    Suzannah, I’m with you! We always talk about fur, and never about leather. Maybe one of our animal experts will speak up on this issue. Is it because of the horribly inhumane practices used in fur production?

    I don’t wear leather or fur…but I think I have another eco-sin. What are my shoes made out of then? I haven’t a clue. “All man-made materials” used to make me happy…I wasn’t using animal parts. But what IS it then? I’m sure it’s some horrible material. Then what to do? I know there are alternative materials, and that I could probably walk around in hemp shoes…but it’s hard enough to find something to put on these feet as it is.

    Anyway, that’s my tangent for the day. Would love to hear from others: why is fur so bad, but no one cares about leather?

  • http://www.myspace.com/charxx charlotte mcdonald

    don’t pay out nicole richie, this site sucks

  • CAROLANNE

    cows are grazing in the field living a lush life well cared for ect… not kept in crampt unsanitary horrific conditions. Furthermore they are slaughtered as humanely as u can slaughter a cow! which is a sweet death when compared to fur farm deaths! Which includes but is not limited to strangled, clubbed, shot, choked, stomped, electocuted, and skinned alive! Fur is in so much demand that 2million cats/dogs are killed each year in china! I would continue my rant but it is useless humans are too barbaric!

  • carolanne

    i just had to add that not all cows are grazing on fields roaming free with adaquate car. I made it sound like all of them were which is unfortuatly not true. there are factory farms in the us in which cows are in cramped unsanitary conditions. Furthermore outside the us is unspeakable TORTURE -the treatment of these animals is HORRENDOUS and if u seen the videos u would want to be a vegatarian.

  • http://www.myspace.com/kandycunt Tai

    Fur is gross, Leather is gross too. Fur is mainly addressed because we don’t really eat chinchilla meat, fox meat, reindeer meat, cat meat, dog meat. Yes, people wear cats and dogs too, disgusting isn’t it? I wouldn’t eat my yuki, nor would I wear her. >(

    I think death isn’t needed. This is the 21st century, we have alternatives to fur [faux fur] and also alternatives to meat which are WAY HEALTHIER then eating rotten corpses.

    FACT : We don’t have the proper organs to digest meat, and our intestines are long so the flesh stays rotting in our intestines.

    Yum.

    Don’t wear fur. Fuck fur wearers!

    AznVeganPower.<3

  • vivia

    I’ve been wearing fur for a long time.
    I’ve always hoped some nutter would come
    and bother me (I also have a concealed
    weapon permit) but no such luck.
    One did ask me if I killed my coat myself. I said yes I did. I’m a damned
    good shot. She left quickly.
    As for Aznveganpower’s F*** fur wearers,
    I must say no thanks, I’ve noticed vegans are rather nasty people–they
    don’t seem to bathe often.