At a Barnes & Noble bookstore in New York City on Tuesday, animal rights activists confronted Kim Kardashian face-to-face to disrupt her book signing and protest her consumption of fur.
After a six hour wait in line, activist Crank Dennehy got straight to the point: “Can you make [the autograph] out to all of the animals that have been tortured and killed for you to wear a fur coat?”
In a news brief about the Kim Kardashian disruption, celebrity gossip blogger Perez Hilton wrote, “While we agree that wearing fur isn’t the most considerate act, it must suck to have so many people screaming in your face at once.” In response, one reader explained why this approach is effective: “By creating a scene with someone who has millions of followers, they gain [create] further awareness about how bad the situation really is. Most of the animals are either electrocuted or skinned alive.”
The disruption took place just one day after another fur-promoting celebrity, Rihanna, attended the annual costume gala at NYC’s Metropolitan Museum of Art wearing a fur-trim dress the size of small swimming pool.
The gala, which benefits the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute, is organized by yet another fur promoter, Vogue editor Anna Wintour. Because of her consistent promotion of fur in the media and on the pages of Vogue, Wintour has been the target of animal rights activists for decades.