Katie Cleary, Joanna Krupa call on Kardashians to stop fur sales
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Models Katie Cleary and Joanna Krupa reportedly plan to deliver a petition to the Dash clothing store in Calabasas, Calif., on Monday with more than 140,000 signatures protesting fur sales.
The boutique is the original store opened by the Kardashian sisters. Cleary and Krupa said they are delivering the petition along with activists for online social welfare community Care2 because they believe that ‘women in the spotlight have a responsibility to stand up for animals,’ according to a news release.
The release goes on to quote Krupa as saying, ‘One of the most influential families in the entertainment industry that could help give animals a voice on a large scale are the Kardashians. As a fashion-forward family with their clothing line in stores all over the U.S., they have the power to influence millions of people around the world.’
Until recently, Khloe Kardashian, who says she is anti-fur, was a supporter of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals. However, she withdrew her support after a PETA activist hit sister Kim -- who was named PETA’s ‘Celebrity Grinch’ of 2011 for her fondness for fur -- with a flour bomb at a public event last week.
Krupa is quoted on HollyScoop.com saying tha Khloe is a hypocrite to say she is anti-fur when the Kardashians’ boutiques sell fur items. As for Kim? Krupa told HollyScoop she deserved worse: “‘t least egg yolk or paint! She got away easy with just flour. The attacker is a hero.’
So it seems as if the gloves are off and the fur is flying, so to speak.
-- Susan Denley