Figure skater Johnny Weir made fashion inroads this past NYFW by designing pieces for Adrienne Landau’s Fall 2011 show. But wherever the controversial skater goes, anti-fur protestors seem to follow. Their extreme tactics–including but not limited to sending the skater death threats–have only cemented Johnny’s believe in his right to wear pelt. Weir told StyleList:
“I’m a firm believer in real fur. I don’t believe in fake fur. Despite having death threats and people wanting me to be hurt because I wear fur, that makes me more aggressive in my choice to wear fur. It’s my choice. And I feel like everyone is entitled to that. This is America, after all.”
What do you think? Do the often extreme tactics of animal rights activists ever made you feel more entitled to wear fur or eat meat?