While promoting her new book, How To Be A Bad Bitch, at a Barnes & Noble in New York City, Amber Rose, the 32-year old hip hop celebrity, was targeted by animal rights activists who loudly protested her consumption of fur until they were aggressively ejected from the Barnes & Noble store.
The actress, model, singer and fashion designer is perhaps best know for having dated rap star and fashion designer Kayne West, who frequently wears full length fur coats.
The anti-fur activists – Rob Banks, Jaime Lee, Angela D. and Michelle – were quickly pushed from the immediate area of the book signing into an adjacent section of the store, but their anti-fur messages – “anally electrocuted and skinned alive” – could be still be heard by Ms. Rose and the dozens of fans waiting in line to meet her.
Anti-fur activist Rob Banks, who, in recent months has staged high profile protests against Kim Kardashian and Rihanna said, “As expected, Ms. Rose’ fans were not at all happy to see us, but the disruption – and the reason behind it – will be what they remember most from the book signing. And perhaps some of them will take a moment to think about what they heard us say.”
Ironically, Amber Rose appeared in a reality TV show about Russell Simmons, the vegan hip hop mogul who routinely advocates for animal rights. Perhaps neither knew of the other’s stance on fur when the episode was shot in 2010.