by Michael dEstries
Categories: Animals.

Wow. It’s bad enough to have PETA slapping you upside the head, but how about an entire country? Gong Li found out the hard way the other day when she gave a talk arguing for protection of the environment — while wearing fur. Li was proposing plans to clean up the environment while serving as an ambassador to the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference. The media, as always, had a field day. From the article,

“And now politicians and citizens of China alike are calling for her removal from the national body. Plaintiff Zhou Xin says, ‘I want to warn Gong Li that if you are going to be a spokesperson for a cause, then you have to take on the social responsibility.’”

When Gong Li’s manager was asked why she chose to wear what she did, he replied that critics are only slamming her because they are jealous of her success. Well, um, maybe. That, or they are being critical because she chose to wear fur. Yup, I betcha that’s it.

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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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  • Andrea

    This is kind of like when Sharon Stone wore a big old fur coat to the Nobel Peace Prize event. Makes you think of how much better a place the world would be if rich celebs didn’t spend $10,000 on luxury fashion items that result in animal cruelty and instead donate it to charitable causes.