by MPD
Categories: Animals, Fashion
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jason_wu2With the inauguration still fresh in everybody’s mind, many people are psyched that Michelle Obama followed the advice of HSUS’s president Wayne Pacelle and decided to go fur-free for the special day. Too bad we can’t say the same about the man who designed Michelle’s gown. 

At the Inaugural Ball, Michelle Obama wore a Jason Wu dress and the designer subsequently received 4 million hits the very next day. Well it turns out that Wu has some massive plans for his fall 2009 collection…and by massive I mean massively cruel! 

Jason recently shared with Access Hollywood: 

“I’m doing a significant fur collection, and the message will be all about luxury.”  “Fashion is also sort of escapism, and women need beautiful dresses to lose themselves in.”

I mean what do you even say to that? Firstly, cruelty is never beautiful — duh! But also it seems like a really bad time to be investing in this idea of “luxury,” well with the economy in such rocky condition and all.  Oh you silly, silly man! 

If you’re still in the dark about the brutal fur industry, check out and see why fur-free is the ONLY way to be! 


thanks to Erin for the tip! 

  • herwin

    great that miss Michelle Obama went fur free for that special day, but its still a long way…

    i hope somebody rents a shovel and visits one of his fashion shows.
    no more mr Nice Guy. we had it with jerks like Wu who know the cruelty of fur but just dont care.

  • Misty Snatchwrath

    This douchebag needs to be boycotted, and how! What a jerk.

  • e

    I showed this a friend when I was sending it to ER (a friend who is gay I might add) and HIS response: “Honey, that’s how gay men are.. they wear fur, they flaunt it, -it’s a cultural thing” (Pissed me off because I certainly don’t think that all men who are openly gay like Wu “flaunt fur”

    I wonder if anyone has done stats on this. Again, like I wrote up in the thread above about Whoopi saying Vick’s dog fighting was a cultural thing that was accepted I’m wondering if fur is more accepted in the gay community. I know PerezHilton was outraged by his fur comments and he’s openly gay… Hope my friend is wrong.


  • Misty Snatchwrath

    Whoever said that is just plain wrong. I’m a gay man and I hate fur and do not know any gay man who would even consider touching that nasty shit. Your friend is WRONG.

  • Adriana

    I hope Tim Gunn or someone at the HSUS can change Wu’s mind before he debuts his line of furs. Seems unlikely, but worth a shot.

  • Misty Snatchwrath

    Reading all of the ignorant comments about this over at Perez Hilton’s site makes me sad, but I suppose I shouldn’t expect anything more from the people who flock to that filth collection website on a daily basis.

  • Prue Debona

    Gay or straight, male or female, NO ONE should wear fur! Saying it’s a gay or “cultural thing” to wear fur is a crock of crap, and in 2009 there is just NO EXCUSE! Fur is not luxury. Fur is cruelty, torture, death and IGNORANCE.

  • steph

    I growled while reading this.

    It makes me sick….

  • Misty Snatchwrath

    And the more I think about it, the more angry I get that there are gay men out there who think fur is a “cultural thing.” Sorry, y’all. I have never, ever seen a gay man wearing fur and if I did, I would vocalize my disgust very colorfully.

  • Philipe

    I don’t know if it’s part of the “gay lifestyle” to embrace fur, but I do know that it’s widely accepted in the black community. That another thing Whoopie once commented on since she was mentioned above.

    You see a vast majority of black celebrities wearing fur. As for the gay community; I think it’s more transexuals who wear the big fur coats than gay men. At least in what I have witnessed in my lifetime.


  • herwin

    gays, straights, black, hispanics, whites, men, women, famous, rich, poor, there is not one group exept the vegan and ar comunity who really has a strong anti fur opinion. not even the vegetarians. :-)

  • misty snatchwrath

    You are wrong about that one…

  • e

    arggh so difficult to tell who is responding to whom since half of comments are approved immediately, half are not (so time stamp does not even help)

    Hey by no means was I saying it was a gay lifestyle. I was just quoting my friend. I don’t think it’s a Gay or “African American” lifestyle as someone else suggested.

    Granted many African American celebs might have helped start the “Bling” trend but neither Beyonce or Aretha Franklin (both amazing artists – even if they’re meat eating non eco types who don’t seem to give a crap about animals or the environment) did not wear a stitch of fur to perform at the Inauguration!

    I think channels like Mtv (ruined today’s music and cultural standards in society) might glamorize wearing lots of fur and leather.. but perhaps even they’ll change their tune as we get a new leader (who is breaking black stereotypes left and right!)


  • erin

    ps perhaps we should start a boycott jason wu site or contact his “people” and say how we feel (start a petition before he starts skinning live animals for his “collection”


  • misty snatchwrath

    Sorry – my “you are so totally wrong on that one” was to the person who said that no one cares about fur except vegans and animal rights activists. I know many many many carnivores who think fur and its continued place in society are wretched and vulgar and foul, so I think really it’s kind of a universal stigma unless you’re a selfish, vain pig. I know when I was a meat eater, if I saw someone wearing a fur I immediately thought less of them. Perhaps it’s hypocritical, but I still think fur elicits a strong reaction from a lot of people regardless of their stance on veganism and animal rights. Because it is gross and ugly.

    And yes – Erin – I wholeheartedly agree with you. We should start boycotting him NOW and get the word out before he can even launch his fur line.

  • herwin

    “but I still think fur elicits a strong reaction from a lot of people regardless of their stance on veganism and animal rights”
    yeah, i completely agree with that. :-)luckely much has changed the last decades and wearing fur becomes less and less accepted .
    i merely commented on the previous suggestion that black and gay communities might be fur friendly , suggesting that other communties like whites and straights are that much more strong anti fur, which as a group they ain’t. Look at celebs like Britney Spears, 98% of her white female fans couldnt care less if she wears fur yes or no, at least wouldnt boycot her for that reason.

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  • misty snatchwrath

    Yes, you are correct, sadly.

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  • Cybergrunt

    Why the hell would anyone use fur with some many great non-animal fabrics out there. How retrograde is your thinking Jason? Get some original ideas that don’t harm animals. Here’s an idea why not use your own flesh for your next collection?

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