Hollywood, CA (CNS) – The animal rights group People For The Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) is once again targeting celebrities and fashion designer Giorgio Armani.
The group is writing letters to stars who wore Armani to the Emmy Awards on Sunday to boycott the designer after he chose not to honor a 2007 promise to stop using fur in his designs.
Giorgio Armani told Time magazine, “I spoke with the people from PETA, and they showed me some materials that convinced me not to use fur.”
Unfortunately, the convincing didn’t hold up for long, as the designer’s latest collection features fur coats for babies, floral-printed fur coats and other furry accessories, which has sent the people at PETA up in a rage.
The organization’s vice-president Dan Matthews has already written to stars such as Tom Cruise and Matthew McConaughey, both fans of the designer, urging them not to buy or promote the designer’s wares.
Matthews wrote a letter to Cruise saying, “Please be vigilant about any packages that Armani sends for Suri, as they could include bunny fur from his toddler lines.”
“We imagine that Suri, like other children, has a natural affinity for animals, which is why we find it shocking that Armani is not only breaking his fur-free promise but also trying to lure children into fashion derived from skinned rabbits.”
Matthews is also sending letters to Kristin Chenoweth, Glenn Close, and Heidi Klum, who all wore Armani to the Emmys.