cindy barshop
by Ali Berman
Categories: Animals, Causes, Fashion
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Last week we reported on “Real Housewives of New York” star Cindy Barshop and her new line of fox fur merkins, a wig meant to dress up a gal’s shaved pubic area.

An email campaign through change.org was directed at Barshop asking her to have some compassion and quit using real fur, and it looks like she heard it loud and clear. One Ecorazzi reader (okay, my mother) received an email back from the creator of the fox fur merkin that said she was going to switch to faux fur!

Barshop wrote, “I respect and value your opinion and was moved by your determination in what you believe in. I have every intention to fix this by re-introducing the Foxy Bikini with Faux Fur. Lots of love and positive energy to you and your cause.”

We are thrilled Cindy is switching over to faux fur. It’s a decision that will save lives and help stop the cruel trend of using animal fur as a “luxury” material.

Although personally, we’re still not really sure a pubic wig is the number one thing on our shopping list.

About Ali Berman

Ali Berman is the author of Choosing a Good Life: Lessons from People Who Have Found Their Place in the World (Hazelden) and Misdirected (Seven Stories Press). She works as a humane educator for HEART teaching kids about issues affecting people, animals and the environment. Her published work can be found on her website at aliberman.com. In early 2012 Ali co-founded flipmeover, a production company with the mission to use media to raise awareness of social issues.

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