Fur Fury Kim Kardashian's Flour Bomb and More PETA Ambushes (Photos)
Kim Kardashian suffered a flour-bombing at the hands of an activist with deep ties to People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA). But Kim K is in a good company. From Anna Wintour to Jennifer Lopez, see other celebs PETA has attacked over the years.
Kim Kardashian suffered a flour bombing at the hands of an activist with deep ties to People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals. But Kim K. is in a good company. From Anna Wintour to Jennifer Lopez, see other celebs PETA has attacked over the years.
During an event at the London hotel in West Hollywood, reality star
Kim Kardashian was covered in flour by Christina Cho, who called her a “fur hag.” Cho has deep ties to PETA, having staged many dramatic protests. The organization once described her as a “PETA member” and a “superstar activist.” PETA denied having anything to do with the attack, but the organization offered to pay the woman’s legal fees if Kardashian pressed charges. Anna Wintour
The devil wears tofu pie? PETA got the
Vogue editor in chief back in 2005 while she waited to enter a show during Fashion Week in Paris. PETA’s vice president explained that Wintour had been hit with the vegetarian pie because of Vogue’s insistence on running ads for fur products while refusing to run any of the organization’s anti-fur ads. It was the second year in a row that Wintour had been hit with pie. Charley Gallay / Getty Images Michael Kors
PETA was kinder to
Michael Kors. Instead of throwing comestibles at the designer, the animal-rights group organized a relatively peaceful protest outside his Beverly Hills store in December 2010. Protesters dressed as Santa Claus and held signs that read “Ho, Ho, Faux!” Paris Hilton
Paris Hilton? In 2006 she was important enough to be attacked by PETA protesters. After opening Julien Macdonald’s fashion show, the heiress was covered in flour as she headed to an after-party. "There is nothing remotely fashionable about the torture and death of animals killed for fur,” a PETA Europe spokesperson commented. Lindsay Lohan
In 2008 outside a nightclub in Paris,
Lindsay Lohan was photographed covered in a white, powdery substance; it was flour. The actress had been doused in the flour by someone screaming, “Lindsay Lohan—fur hag!” A spokesman for PETA Europe said, “There is nothing remotely ‘fashionable’ about the torture and death of animals killed for fur. Lindsay Lohan might be able to ignore images of bloody animals skinned alive for their pelts, but we hope a dash of flour will help her rise to the occasion and forsake fur once and for all.” Jennifer Lopez
It was not a flour bombing; PETA launched a different kind of F-bomb attack during auditions for J. Lo’s reality show back in 2005. Two female PETA members went on stage, pretending to try out for the show, but instead went off on an angry tirade about Jenny From the Block’s use of fur. One of the women began her “audition” by
saying, “I think the most important thing about being a diva ... is not only being sexy and being stylish, but is not wearing real fucking fur!” She then added, “J. Lo, fur ho!” Jim Spellman, WireImage / Getty Images Karl Lagerfeld
Karl Lagerfeld has problems with many organizations, and PETA is no exception. In 2001 the designer was arriving for the Council of Fashion Designers of America Awards at Lincoln Center when he was accosted by a group of PETA protesters throwing tofu pies and chanting “fur pimp” and “fur kills.” But the pies missed their intended target and landed on designer Calvin Klein instead. Ironically, Klein’s designs have long been fur-free. A PETA spokesman called the incident “friendly fire” and said, “Our activists won’t win any prizes for their aim.”