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Anti-Fur Activists Disrupt Amber Rose’s Book Signing in NYC

October 27, 2015 by Leave a Comment


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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.

A security guard pushes anti-fur activist Angela D. out of line after she asks Amber Rose why she promotes the fur industry.

A security guard pushes anti-fur activist Angela D. out of line after she asks Amber Rose why she promotes the fur industry.

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.

Kayne West & Amber Rose wear full length fur coats

Kayne West & Amber Rose wear 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.

Amber Rose has worn full length fur coats and other fur garments in public

Amber Rose has worn full length fur coats and other fur garments in public

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.”

A member of Amber Rose' entourage sticks his tongue out activists as her SUV leaves Barnes & Noble

A member of Amber Rose’ entourage sticks his tongue out at activists as her SUV leaves Barnes & Noble in Tribeca

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.

Anti-fur activists disrupted Amber Rose' book signing using this and other posters

Anti-fur activists disrupted Amber Rose’ book signing using this and other posters



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  1. Lola Kayl says:

    Great job, as always! Thank you for speaking out for her victims.

  2. GC says:

    It saddens me that Amber Rose and the others continue to wear real fur. I would have thought they were compassionate people. Sometimes the truth hurts.

  3. Denis Martinez says:

    Useless. Zero animals saved. Photo op for activists.

  4. Stacy Grant says:

    Way to go activists.
    Good points.
    Always remember, we want the focus on the issues of cruelty, not on our language and other things that can be criticized in order to distract from the issues.

  5. Tricia says:

    Barnes & Noble won’t have me as a customer anymore. I understand that we don’t want censorship but I highly doubt they’d host a signing for a pedophile’s book? How about a Nazi? How about…if someone was straight with their language…’How to Torture Animals’? By hosting this thing, they are saying that torturing animals is fine with them. It’s one thing to sell the book but to go so far as to host a book signing… Not my book store anymore.

  6. Mary Finelli says:

    Thank you for having been there and done that.

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