The 62-year-old has been one of PETA’s favorite targets thanks to her inclusion of fur in many of her collections. And on Feb. 12th, during NYC’s Fashion Week, the animal rights group is planning to protest at Karan’s offices.
Just how are they going to make their point? Glad you asked, because this one’s a doozie! PETA is planning on having protesters carry signs that read “New Age hypocrite” and “bunny butcher” while blasting the sounds of screaming rabbits alongside graphic footage of rabbits being slaughtered on a farm in China… That’s definitely an effective way to grab some attention!
“PETA is calling on Karan to join the many top fashion designers— including Calvin Klein, Stella McCartney, Ralph Lauren, and Tommy Hilfiger— who are 100 percent fur-free,” a press release stated.
PETA president Ingrid Newkirk commented, “If Donna Karan stopped making clothes out of tortured bunnies, we’d be out of her life faster than you can say ‘yoga mat.’”
We really hope Karan gets the message and puts an end to using fur for good!