Mary Kate & Ashley Olsen Face PETA's Wrath Over Backpack Design
The animal rights group is bashing the famous twins for using animal pelts to design their $16,900 bag for their fashion line The Row.
"What the Olsens lack in creativity, they try to make up for in shock value,” PETA said in a statement to Eonline.com. “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."
The group went on to state, “"If it looks like a troll and acts like a troll, it's probably a Trollsen Twin -- or someone wearing one of their new totes, which are made from the fur and skins of innocent animals.”
The accessory has at least one fan as famous designer Rachel Zoe gave praise to the design and said it was a “fashion favorite,” adding, “Coupled with a blush blouse, skinny jeans and a bold boot, an of-the-moment backpack will bear the weight of your everyday essentials with elegance and ease,” on her blog.