Despite the Olsen twins latest CFDA win for womenswear of the year, PETA is in no congratulatory mood. The Olsens’ line, The Row is under fire for their $16,900 new fur patchwork bag.
According to E! (via TooFab), the animal rights group made the following statement:
If it looks like a troll and acts like a troll, it’s probably a Trollsen Twin—or someone wearing one of their new $16,000 totes, which are made from the fur and skins of innocent animals. What the Olsens lack in creativity, they try to make up for in shock value. Sadly, it’s the foxes, calves, and alligators—who often have the fur ripped off them while they are still conscious and able to feel pain—who pay the dearest price.
PETA has been calling them the Trollsen Twins since 2007. They even have a website devoted to Hairy-Kate and Trashley Trollsen which allows you to dress the twins up in dead animals. There is also a video called “Full House of Horrors”.
Has PETA gone too far?