Fur Royal Highness: Kate Middleton Gets Caught in PETA Controversy
Feb 24, 2012 - by Lester Brathwaite
The Duchess of Cambridge can do no wrong. It's basically an accepted truth at this point in the game, but Her Royal Fierceness almost wandered into dangerous territory when the International Fur Trade Federation praised her "classy fur-lined coat" in a post on their Facebook page. But then Buckingham Palace came to the rescue. Hard.
The Palace sent a letter to noted d-bags PETA who smugly forwarded it onto the IFTF : "Her Royal Highness was not wearing fur. The coat was not lined with fur. We therefore insist that you remove the photo from your social media page and issue an immediate public retraction of your claim...To state that the Duchess is wearing fur is not only false but offensive... to portray the new Duchess wearing something so blatantly cruel and contrary to her country's values is insulting."
Ooooh, someone's in trouble...
The International Fur Trade Federation then, obviously, took down the post because Queen Elizabeth II ain't nothin' to fucks with. But then, of course, PETA couldn't help but gloat at their perceived victory: "[Duchess Kate's] decision not to wear fur puts her in the company of public figures such as Michelle Obama, Carla Bruni-Sarkozy, and the late Princess Diana, all of whom swore off fur because of the cruelty inherent in the fur industry," the animal rights organization told TODAY.com. "This was a poor and desperate attempt by the International Fur Trade Federation to promote its products."