Wednesday, September 21, 2005
I love you, Martha Stewart. Now & forever. Fur is gross, cruel, and unnecessary. I don't understand how people-women- can justify buying it! I understand vintage stuff- I admit, I have a fur my Grandma gave me. But it sits in the closet, making me feel guilty and sad. I keep it out of some sort of familial duty, but I don't like it. When I look at it, I want to throw up.
What exactly does wearing a fur prove? That you have a lot of money? Awesome. You win. How lame.
If you live in Alaska, are an American Eskimo, and hunted something furry to use us food/a garment because if you didn't you'd die from exposure, OK. If you're a suburban housewife, I think you suck, and you can shove your chinchilla coat AND your South African diamonds from DeBeers (slavery mongers) and your fucking SUV that you drive to the nail salon and back, burning up gas so that we continue to remain at war whilst forcing Korean immigrants to work in slave labor conditions so you can have a fucking nasty french manicure on your fat feet (and I'm sure, undertip). I know my Mom is going to be mad at me for being mean like this but I don't feel like being tolerant, it's selfish and icky. So I will take Kathy's tolerance lecture as penance. Also I have low blood sugar and am full of hate today. So there.
But seriously? People that wear fur are gross. End of story.
Martha Stewart gives up fur, makes PETA video
September 21, 2005 2:16 PM EDT
NEW YORK - Martha Stewart, who says she's given up fur, has made a video for PETA.
"I used to wear fur, but like many others, I had a change of heart when I learned what actually happens to the animals," Stewart says in the video.
The 5-minute video on the fur trade is narrated by Stewart and is available on PETA's Web site, http://www.peta.org.
"So much violence in the world seems beyond our control, but this is one cruelty we can stop by being informed consumers," she says.
Stewart's turnaround came this spring when she began communicating from jail by letter with Dan Mathews, the vice president of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals. Stewart, 64, served five months in a West Virginia federal prison for lying about a 2001 stock sale. That was followed by nearly six months of house arrest, which concluded Sept. 1.
"The Apprentice: Martha Stewart" - an offshoot of the Donald Trump reality series - was to premiere Wednesday on the NBC television network. Stewart also hosts the new syndicated morning show, "Martha."