by Michael dEstries
Categories: Animals, Fashion
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For most of us, it comes as no surprise that Naomi Campbell is set to appear in a new ad campaign promoting fur for designer Dennis Basso. The model long ago gave up pretending to have anything to do with a late-90’s PETA campaign decrying fur in the fashion industry. Her excuse, ridiculous as it seems, is because she doesn’t like the way the animal rights organization has since promoted the cause.

“When PETA started targeting (Vogue editor) Anna Wintour and (designer) Karl Lagerfield and putting dead animals on their plate, I felt that they went too far and I thought, I didn’t want to be a part of this campaign anymore,” she said in 2007. “(But) I do like wearing fur and I still do.”

Bullshit aside, it’s obvious that Campbell’s knowledge of how fur reaches the catwalk is about as deep as her moral convictions; which more than likely come with a price tag. Reports indicate that the 39-year-old signed a deal to star in the ads for somewhere around six figures.

via monstersandcritics

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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  • L

    How else can an aging Naomi Campbell earn money besides either throwing away her dignity/moral convictions? =P

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  • VeggieTart

    What a hypocrite. Just because I don’t like PETA’s tactics doesn’t mean I’m going to throw the baby out with the bathwater and renounce my animal activism. No, I find a better group to which I lend my support. Duh!

  • Erin Raw Foods

    few people truly disgust me. naomi campbell is one of them.

    • Craig

      I couldn’t agree more Erin, but lets not forget about the disgusting designer Dennis Basso who is behind all of this. My makes me wanna puke

  • Whoever…

    She’s a disgrace to all the models out there…

    She is proving that those who claim models are nothing but pretty faces with no brains are right!

    Although I hate stereotypes (this one included) I must agree 100% with this stereotype on this one… No, wait! Actually I always thought she is not pretty at all…

    Hum… I’m confused now…

    Okay, I got it – I agree with half of the stereotype… she has no brains!


  • ChaoticFat

    Wow! You people remind me of the Religious Right. Because some one doesn’t agree with you or believe what you believe, that makes them morally bankrupt…Wow!

  • VeggieTart

    Chaotic–we are calling her out on her hypocrisy. She likes wearing fur but took part in an anti-fur campaign. That she dissociated herself from the organizatio because she doesn’t like their tactics is perfectly acceptable. That she went back on everything she seemed to stand for during said campaign is not.

    And considering allegations of her abusing her staff, yeah, she may just be morally bankrupt.

  • Tired Of You All

    We live in such an ugly, nit picky, judgmental and cruel world to say the least. Everyday I wake up and I think it will be different. I put a smile on my face and hope to read and see something good. I hope to experience a day with no judgments, ridicule or scorn. But reading your comments just reminds me on how far we’ve got to go and may never arrive. I read about Michael Jackson’s bronze casket with only one comment defending that maybe, just maybe, his family planned it and not him – to reading these horrible comments about Naomi Campbell. Are your lives so dull and so boring and lifeless that you have to attack the personal beliefs of others? You go to bed without doing your dishes. Well I think your a damn slob. You don’t own a compost, REALLY? Well I think even though you say you are an environmentalist, you are a damn liar! Please quit nit picking and get life. I know everyone has a right to their opinions. Oh, is that right? Well then, let Naomi wear her fur, (The fur God will get her) and let Michael rest in peace!

  • Kirsten Lioba

    “Tired of you all” you are probably right, we live in a society that judges people constantly. But I do have a problem with people who always seem to change there priorities with the wind. I admit that I never liked her. I also saw her once in a German kind of talk-show and she was a-pain-in-the-a…
    for the host.

  • Tara

    What a great post!!

  • Whoever…

    @ Tired Of You All…

    “We live in such an ugly, nit picky, judgmental and cruel world to say the least”

    You’re absolutely right!

    Have you ever seen an animal being skinned alive so that some imbecile can wear a fur coat!?
    Maybe you should watch ‘Earthlings’ ( to begin with.
    Then you’ll understand all our criticism!

    “how far we’ve got to go and may never arrive”

    Again, I completely agree with that – again, watch Earthlings or Food inc..
    Maybe your eyes will be opened to a different reality – the truth!! We do have a LONG way to go before considering ourselves evolved or humane!

    “you have to attack the personal beliefs of others”

    When those beliefs result in animals being abused and tortured to death, YES!!!

  • Tired Of You All

    Yes, I realize what goes on and how HUMANS torture animals, hence my comment about “The fur God”. The name calling, ridicule and terrible insults is what gets me fired up!

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  • Booker Gloss-Models

    She is the only animal that needs skinning alive.
    Vile, violent and understandably hated.

  • WhoThaHellCares

    To the person who says she’s not attractive. How much do you get paid off your appearance? You’re probably some plain Jane who is jealous because your brand of beauty is passe. Or maybe you’re just a pasty dummpy azz.

  • Veronika

    The last poster was correct. She does get paid for her looks and some of her detractors sound jealous and resentful. I’m also sick of anti-fur propaganda and people who’re taken in by staged animal “snuff films” which are used to broadbrush an entire industry. You should go after the animal rights groups who pay others to do these heinous acts because it suits their agenda. I always felt that so much of the anti-fur verbiage is built on class-envy because of the perception that only rich people buy and wear furs (not true). This can be seen as a rebellion against the bourgeois image of femininity.

  • Mandy

    I don’t wear fur and I probably never will but I do see Naomi’s point. PETA has gone absolutely crazy. Do they not realize that humans are animals too? Where is their ethical treatment for the human animal.

    I mean giving kids “unhappy meals” that could possible inflict psychological damage. and other tatics that are a form of coercion to conform to PETA’s point of view is nothing short of a form a terrism.