Supermodel and Dancing With the Stars star Joanna Krupa has been featured on PETA’s “I’d rather go naked than wear fur” campaign. She and supermodel Katie Cleary — who helped to pass a ban on the sale of fur in West Hollywood which is to take effect in early 2012 — are calling on the Kardashian family to remove all fur from “DASH,” their high-end clothing store, and also from their clothing line, the Kardashian Kollection.
A Care2 petition started by Krupa and Cleary has already gathered over 5,000 signatures as of the writing of this post.
Speaking to Fox News, Krupa explained that she and Cleary have targeted the three Kardashian sisters instead of a bigger fur retailer because of the sisters’ status as fashion icons. Says Krupa:
“… I am fed up with them always wearing fur while being fully aware that many girls view them as a fashion inspiration, and even role models. Being a star comes with not just fame and fortune, but with awareness and responsibility.”
As Khloe Kardashian has actually participated in an anti-fur PETA campaign, her wearing fur and including it in the Kardashian Kollection seem something more than hypocritical. Krupa continues:
“It actually saddens me that one now has to question the genuine motivation behind Khloe’s PETA campaign.”
Krupa also notes that she has personally sought to contact the Kardashians on the issue of fur but “they just seem to not care about the poor animals and the tragedy they go through while being skinned alive and bleeding to death.” So far, the Kardashians have not responded to Krupa’s tweets about the petition. Asked what she would do if she saw one of the Kardashian sisters wearing fur, Krupa gave this response:
“I would rather not see it, as I would not be able to keep myself from starting an argument with them.”
It’s notable that Krupa singles out the importance of acting with “awareness and responsibility” for celebrities. While it is easy to criticize actors and singers and others for championing various good causes, Krupa’s statement suggests that she is more than attuned to the responsibilities that come with “fame and fortune” and to how she can use these to make the world a better place.
Please sign the petition to ask the Kardashians to stop selling fur!
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