In March, the actress went to Kopenhagen Fur’s creative workshop to design her very own mink coat. Reportedly, Shields opted for a short-haired, black mink fur. Following her trip to the fur factory, Shields described the experience as nothing short of “a little girl’s dream.”
“Wearing fur may be associated with something grandmotherish. Something you wear when you visit the opera, or if you are a rock star and wears it inside out. But I will advocate that both my generation and the younger generation can wear fur.”
Enter PETA. We’re shocked it’s taken this long for the animal rights organization to respond, but aren’t surprised by said response’s abrasive nature. While the following comment is on PETA’s blog — it is not a formal statement or press release — we would bet a pair of next season’s Louboutins that the sentiments of the PETA organization at large are similar, if not identical.
“When I was a little girl, I dreamed about growing up to be a rock star. Or maybe a veterinarian. Or a roller derby queen. I didn’t dream about anally electrocuting animals on fur farms, but apparently Brooke Shields did…We understand that when some actors’ careers begin to fade, they’ll do just about anything to stay in the limelight, including appearing in eyelash-growth commercials and starring in short-lived TV shows. But Brooke, did you really want the world to remember you as a “fur pimp” who stares agog at rows of animal skins?”
Ouch. That hurts. Why can’t Brooke be more like Stephanie Pratt?