Written by PETA
Less than a week after the story broke that Christina Ricci's biggest fansite had taken down all its Christina paraphernalia and replaced it with anti-fur messages following her appearance on PETA's Worst Dressed List, Ms. Ricci has vowed to give up fur for good. In an e-mail to PETA VP Dan Mathews this week, she wrote, "I never meant to hurt nor anger anyone with my insensitivity. For what it is worth, I have received the message loud and clear and will not be wearing fur in the future. I apologize for my offensive actions."
As a thank you to Christina, we've sent her a Christmas basket of goodies and removed her from the Worst Dressed List. A huge thank you is also due to Dodger, who runs the fansite in question. It's kind of next-level to be able to have such a massive effect on a celebrity you're into just by expressing your convictions. The experience has given me hope for all the wonderful things I can do with the fansite I just made for myself.
The story got pickup from E! Entertainment television (and online) and The San Francisco Chronicle among other news outlets, and there's also a great piece about it on Pink Is the New Blog.
It's that time of year again, when it starts to get a little bit colder and you can spot a select few of Hollywood's trashiest celebrities strutting around with dead animals strapped to their backs. At PETA, we have far too much tact to name any of these people personally, but we would like to send a general message to all celebrities to please just think hard and search your conscience before you consider buying fur. OK, just kidding, we have a list. Here it is:
PETA's Official 2006 'Worst Dressed' List:
You can vote for the number-one worst-dressed celebrity here. Notable absences from the list are Paris Hilton and Lindsay Lohan, both of whom have made some attempts to ditch the fur from their wardrobes this year—so here's hoping they remember their resolution.
In the meantime, here's Nicole and Ashley!
And finally, in case the pictures of Nicole Richie and Ashley Olson looking like they just got finished robbing graves at a pet cemetery aren't enough to convince you not to wear fur, check this out:
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