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Christina Ricci Gives Up Fur!

Written by PETA | December 20, 2006
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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.

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  • www.peta.org says:

    Christina ricci gives up fur.. May I repost it? :)

  • JT says:

    “Tree are living organisms which have feelings too. Stop wearing and eating plants doesn’t PETA know about the cruelviolent nature behind the planttrade Guess PETA execs need the money.theives” Wow another uneducated on board. Plants don’t have hormones they don’t have brains and they don’t have nerves. Therfore they do not feel pain. And for your information peta is not money hungry like fur industries are. As a matter of fact peta would lose a lot of money if fur trading were to be illegalized. But what am i saying you already knew that right? rolls eyes

  • Amber says:

    I guess i can’t complain. It’s good that shes going cold turkey i just wish it was for other reasons rather than appearance.

  • Shawna says:

    I agree with the other comment that she wasn’t being insensitive but simply misinformed. Most people have a different idea of how we get fur or don’t even think about it.

  • mona says:

    hey m fan trees dont have nerve endings got it. Its not about the moneyits about those who have nerve endings even you.

  • Matthew Scanlan says:

    The fact is that those furs are killed in a very cruel manner. Anyone who does any research knows this. Congrats on christina for having a brain cell and not supporting useless cruelty.

  • Rawle says:

    Tree are living organisms which have feelings too. Stop wearing and eating plants doesn’t PETA know about the cruelviolent nature behind the planttrade Guess PETA execs need the money. theives

  • M FAN says:

    BRAVO! madonna aka the material girl should do the samebut i wonder if she hears well at her age

  • autum says:

    hooray for christina!

  • jenny says:

    well done christina i wish their were more people like you. its so hard to believe that their are animals still being killed for peoples vanity. animals deserve as much respect as we humans get. after all they do feel pain just like us.

  • carlito says:

    christina this is the most beautiful christmas gift i can imagine you really show us your good heart and great mind i will always remain your fan! thank you!!!

  • Paul says:

    I’m pleased for Christina give up wearing fur. I hope other celebrities that wear fur will soon follow her example. I don’t believe she was being insensitive I believe she is one of many celebs who was unaware of the cruelviolent nature behind the furtrade. Hats off to Christina!!

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