UPDATE, via PETA:
I wanted to give you the update that PETA received an email today from Nate Robinson’s representative, who wrote, “I want to make it clear that the fur coat Nate was photographed in is not his nor does Nate own any fur.”
PETA is very pleased to learn that Nate’s wardrobe is fur-free. Our next letter to him might just be to ask him to star in an anti-fur ‘Ink, Not Mink’ campaign.
Yesterday, Boston Celtics player Rajon Rondo tweeted a picture of his teammate Nate Robinson wearing a fur coat (cat mink, to be exact) that veteran baskeball player Shaquille O’Neal is said to have given Robinson as a gift. It was all luxurious fun and games until today, when PETA responded.
But instead of the blood-slinging radicalism they’re famous for employing, the animal rights organization instead wrote Robinson a rather kind email, explaining that if he were to donate the coat to them, they’d gladly donate the value of the coat to caring for animals in Boston. They even cited a number of other major sports figures who’d taken a stance against fur, including Amar’e Stoudemire (who’s about to add fashion designer to his resume) and practically asked the young star to join a dream team of anti-fur athletes.
Check out the coat below and tell us what you think — should Robinson donate his fur to a better cause, or should he hang on to it?
this is some kind of spaceship or something.
PETA Wants Nate Robinson’s Fur Coat [Celtics Life]