There are few things that make me more angry than cruelty to animals, so it should come as no surprise that Kim Kardashian tops my “who’s hateful” celeb list. She has been slammed by the animal rights group PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) time and time again. They’ve cited her use of fur, leather, snakeskin, and alligator, begging the fashion icon to abstain from the “fashion” that costs millions of lives. If you want to learn more about the fur industry, you can check out the PETA website, but be prepared for some heartbreaking and graphic stuff. Kim, however, has the icy cold heart of a queen bitch, and remains set in her ways. She continually cites “fashion” as “art.” Although what’s artistic about torture I have yet to understand.
Ever since the Kardashian sisters launched their line of cheap clothes at Sears, they’ve been promoting the brand non stop. And why wouldn’t they? It provides them with income, publicity, and allows fans to emulate their weird sense of bootylicious style. This weekend, Kim tweeted a link to her blog, where she promotes some of the faux-fur pieces in the line. This is what her mini blog post said: “With the winter fast approaching it’s time to start picking up some cute, warm pieces for the colder months. I love faux fur. It’s an affordable, animal-friendly alternative that looks and feels like the real thing, and keeps you warm, too! We’ve added some fab new faux fur pieces to our Kardashian Kollection this fall, so I hope you guys like them! Xo”
It would be amazing if this were her way of endorsing animal free alternatives, but sadly, this is just a shameless publicity stunt. By endorsing faux fur (which the Kardashian Kollection only uses because it is endlessly cheaper than the real deal) she is telling fans that it is a high quality product she would be proud to wear, therefore increasing sales. Meanwhile, she’s out with Kanye West in Miami wearing a weird leather bra with a see through skirt. Her shameless exploitation of animals and fans is disgusting. Be a conscious consumer and think twice before you buy!