One of last week’s biggest news stories was Kim Kardashian getting pelted by an anti-fur flour bomb while walking the red carpet.
Kardashian was out and about promoting her new perfume, when an animal-rights activist hurled the bomb at her while proclaiming Kardashian a “fur-hag.” The assailant, whom E! News identified as Christina Cho, was immediately taken into custody, but at the time, Kardashian said she would not press charges, and Cho was released.
However, it didn’t take long for her to change her tune. Shortly after the incident, Kardashian told E!, “I said earlier no I wasn’t [going to file a complaint]. I am just going to think about it, because I don’t want someone to think they can really get away with that. So we are going to handle that.”
If Kardashian decides to move forward with the charges, Cho has a powerful ally in her corner. Animal-rights group PETA has stepped in, offering to help cover the legal fees.
Cho apparently has long-standing ties with PETA; the organization has referred to her as a “superstar activist” and awarded her for her activism in 2010. In a statement to E!, PETA confirmed their connection to Cho, stating “We are very fond of Christina. She is a very kind, wonderful volunteer who is deeply moved by cruelty to animals.”
And here’s where things get really interesting. Cho’s sister is none other than PETA official Michelle Cho, who helps coordinate celebrity campaigns — including Khloe Kardashian‘s 2008 nude anti-fur ad. E! reports that Michelle even appeared in an episode of “Keeping Up With the Kardashians” when the show filmed Khloe’s shoot.
Khloe has publicly supported PETA’s anti-fur stance for the past few years, and the entire Kardashian clan showed up at the official unveiling of her ad (see above photo). Now, however, Khloe is speaking out against the animal-rights group.
Incensed about the entire flour bombing incident, Khloe has opted to stand by her sister, completely denouncing her ties with PETA. She announced on both her blog and Twitter that she is “absolutely disgusted” by PETA’s support of Christina Cho.
She writes, “I just received word that the woman responsible has very close ties to PETA, despite PETA publicly stating otherwise. Not only has PETA lied to the public, but they have proved that they support this kind of behavior. I’ve been a vocal supporter of PETA for a long time but I have also been very vocal about anti-bullying, so this was a huge disappointment for me. As you all know, I don’t condone violence and bullying and what happened last Thursday was just that.”
So what do you think of Khloe’s decision to lambast PETA? Is she just showing sisterly support? Or are you disappointed that she didn’t stick to her anti-fur guns, and perhaps help educate Kim about the horrors of the fur industry?