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Tell Janet Jackson: Make Music Not Mink Coats

Tell Janet Jackson: Make Music Not Mink Coats

Pop star Janet Jackson has detailed her favorite vegan foods to Jay Leno and is noted as a “vegetarian celebrity” by the Animal Liberation Front. But now she is losing fans — including a Michigan man, Sean Oltersdorf, who is putting his entire memorabilia collection for sale on eBay in protest — as she is partnering with fur company Blackgama to design, promote and model a line of genuine mink fur coats, jackets, vests, scarves and gloves.

All Blackgama items are created with the “highest quality mink in the world”; indeed, “less than 2% of the world’s Black mink population [is] deemed worthy of the exclusive Blackglama name,” according to the company’s website. Jackson has been enthusiastic about the partnership, saying that “the art of fashion is my passion” and that she’s “worked for years to bring a collection into the world.” Some are applauding her for being so “brazen” to launch a fur line.

It takes an average of 40 minks to make one fur coat and those minks’ lives are spent in crowded cages, prior to their slaughtering with poison, electrocution, suffocation or gas. Oltersdorf has teamed up with PETA in selling off his over 25 years of Jackson memorabilia. PETA activists have already staged a protest earlier this year outside one of Jackson’s concerts in the Philippines, in which animals rights activists wore “grim reaper” costumes and carried placards proclaiming “Janet: Animals suffer and die on fur farms,” “Janet: Fur is Dead,” and “Fur Shame.”

It goes without saying that Jackson’s embrace of Blackgama’s fur clothing contradicts her public statements about a vegan diet and being a vegetarian. If fur is indeed her “passion,” Oltersdorf (who says he has three rescued chinchillas) may not be the only one to declare himself a former Jackson fan.

Take Action: Sign the petition to tell Janet Jackson to cancel her fur line!

 

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5:00AM PST on Nov 21, 2012

What is wrong with celebrities these days?? Janet, JLo, Lady Gaga, Kim Kardashian....Why do they all want to wear fur? Do they not have any sympathy whatsoever for the animal that has been slaughtered and sometimes skinned alive just so they can look 'posh'. Do they not know how many fans they lose by stepping out in one of those awful skins. As for the manufacturer and producer...I wish terrible things upon them because they, I know for sure do not have a heart or conscience!

5:04AM PST on Nov 20, 2012

janet jackson is a rich bitch..thinks she can do anything w/o repercussion. Shame on the rich.

5:01AM PST on Nov 20, 2012

ERROR ??? Strange ..... clicking on the text link at the end of the article takes you to the petition which is shown as closed ......... BUT ......

Try clicking on the other link, below it, with the picture ..... that one is apparently still taking signatures !! Signed and pleased to have been able to do so !

4:48AM PST on Nov 20, 2012

What a pity the petition is already closed !!!! Still, she's going to lose one hell of alot of fans over this one ...... serves her right ...... MAYBE that will change her mind?????????

3:56PM PST on Nov 19, 2012

Thank you for sharing.

3:50PM PST on Nov 19, 2012

40 dumb animals to make a coat, and one dumb animal to wear it. What an ugly person she is, inside and out. Doesn't the stupid woman realise that the mink fur looks better on the animal who was born with it than on her.

1:57PM PST on Nov 19, 2012

SAY NO TO FUR!!! SHAME ON YOU

10:27AM PDT on Jun 4, 2012

Noted and signed!

10:22AM PDT on Jun 4, 2012

Noted and signed!!

7:43PM PDT on Mar 28, 2012

Here I thought sh was the most down to earth of all the Jacksons!I was so wrong.I never want to hear another piece of her music ever!!!!

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