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Pharrell Williams Says He Regrets Wearing Fur Coat

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According to Contact Music, rapper and “Get Lucky” producer Pharrell Williams came under fire from PETA recently for wearing an ankle-length fur coat to promote French label Moncler’s new Parisian store.

Williams told Complex Magazine, “Often I see people going crazy over people who wear furs. And just recently I tried on something from Moncler. This crazy jacket. And I regret it because I sympathize with the people who are animal activists. I sympathize with their movement and I recognize that people could be impressionable.”

Williams then goes on to point out what he sees as hypocrisy among some animal rights activists, saying, “Don’t point the finger. Like, I hope there’s nothing leather in your whole entire house. And if there isn’t, that’s cool, but what about what you’re driving? Oh, you’re not putting any emissions in the air? Oh, OK, cool. Alright, so are you feeding any people? What are you doing with your life?”

Williams says he will think twice about wearing fur again, but he also says he loves fashion and likes to take risks. Although animal rights activists may not be satisfied with Williams’s mixed message, his response to PETA’s criticism offers an opportunity for all of us to pause before judging others.

Do you think Williams’s comments about fur represent a more animal-friendly perspective or are they merely a rationale for animal cruelty in the name of fashion?

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  • Paola BreadWater

    WTF? LMAO way to make no sense Williams.

  • wisepati

    Leather is a lot different than fur. Most leather from (unless you mean exotics) is a byproduct of meat production. Most ‘fur’ is produced by raising the animals solely for their pelts and killing them in horrific ways.
    You can feel it is wrong to wear fur because of the cruelty involved and still advocate for better lives for farm animals that provide food for us to survive.

    • roxy

      Leather is not a meat by product. There are beef cows, dairy cows and leather cows. maybe if you go to a place where they use every single part of the animal (like a tiny village) they would also use the skin for leather, but normal beef processors don’t use the skin other than to grind up and use for pet food

    • roxy

      And you also don’t need meat to survive. Read the China study. Meat kills you. Fruits and veg don’t

  • Meredith Paige

    “Don’t point the finger. Like, I hope there’s nothing leather in your whole entire house. And if there isn’t, that’s cool, but what about what you’re driving? Oh, you’re not putting any emissions in the air? Oh, OK, cool. Alright, so are you feeding any people? What are you doing with your life?”

    Would he then say that the work of a human rights activist is unjustified because they are not actively an environmentalist? Would he also say that an environmentalist’s work is unjustified because they are not actively a human rights activist? It seems that not only does he fail to see a connection between all causes, he chooses to shame the work of people who are trying to better the world through one specific cause.

  • Foxsaysgofaux

    Ugh, he ruined it. The apology, and the 50+ lives of those animals.

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