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Gwyneth Paltrow Models Furs, Lack of Scruples

Written by PETA | August 18, 2008
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Gwyneth Paltrow

She may have won rave reviews for her role in Iron Man, but Gwyneth Paltrow is getting nothing but rotten tomatoes from animal lovers everywhere this week. Gwyneth recently put aside her scripts and picked up a few dead animal skins to model for the Tods fall collection, including a fur shawl.

PETA has written to Ms. Paltrow numerous times about the hideous cruelty on fur farms, including that animals are skinned alive and kept in tiny cages for so long that they exhibit stereotypical behaviors. However, it appears that she didn’t get the memo.

Here’s what PETA President Ingrid Newkirk had to say about Paltrow’s latest hobby:

Gwyneth Paltrow won’t be the apple of her daughter’s eye if she flaunts the skins of once-beautiful animals. Promoting an industry that electrocutes animals, snaps their necks, and skins them alive is a shocking example to set for a young child. Apparently, Paltrow’s beauty really is only skin deep.

Paltrow may like to live the glamorous life, but there is nothing glam about paying others to slaughter animals for your clothes.

Written by Jennifer Cierlitsky

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  • Kristine Olson says:

    We have to remember there’s a difference between vegetarians vegans people who simply follow a vegan diet those who follow a vegan lifestyle. Stella uses silk wool in her fashion line definitely not vegan! Gwyneth’s hubby is a vegetarian but I’ve never heard anything about him being vegan or an animal activist. And I think I remember reading something about Gwyneth saying she only eats free range chickenseggs we all know what a bunch of crap that is.

  • Donna says:

    I’m not suprised by this. GP always seemed alittle self rightous to me. Says alot about her true self image. I bet you’d NEVER see Charlize Theron in a fur. But then again there’s really no comparison is there? I never cared much for GP but now I can assure you I will boycott anything she does!! And to those of you addressing the question of “what if it’s not real fur” does it really matter it’s sending a horrible message anyway. Many designers have been called to the carpet because they claim it’s not real fur but in actuality it is!!

  • Fernando says:

    She is the sadly typical stupid girl who cares about her career and her image and surely about other people but don’t care a damn about the animals nor the rest of the world!

  • Lauren says:

    Tsk tsk tsk. Disappointing.

  • Paulina says:

    I am so shocked and disappointed i’ve watch many movies of her she’s a great actress i can’t say she suck acting but i thought she had a lovely and great heart and i realised that she doesen’t have nothing in that lonely and ugly soul. So why do you have to show the world that you are a good person when you are the biggest bitch? i can’t believe it.

  • Carol says:

    There are those who commit atrocities and those who allow it. GP is supporting the torture of innocent creatures and I hope her children take her to task over this one day.

  • Carla Haim says:

    Well I am not surprised to hear this. I have never been an admirer of this actress. She is lacking in taste and has no morals and what’s more I’ve always thought she had a liar’s face. She is trash and trashes the lives of innocent animals.

  • AnneMarie O'Hara says:

    Hi How about instead of boycoting her filmswhich lets face it is really not going to make much difference how about we actually write to the woman stating our disgust at her? The address I came accross is CO Creative Artists Agency 9830 Wilshire Boulevard Beverly Hills CA 902121825 USA

  • Felicity Brach says:

    Gwynneth never impressed me as an actress or a person of substance. There is nothing there. Just a shallow woman who loves herself too much. And rather stupid I would say. Her actions are about average for someone like her.

  • su080808 says:

    Folks you can’t hate someone without hating yourself as well.

  • Virginia says:

    I am not surprised. Looking pretty is not equal to being pretty inside. I used to consider Wynewth Paltrow someone worth seeing to in her films. Now I will NOT see any movie she is in. I know she will not miss me but if lots of people do the same she will eventually notice that she is not as acknowledged as she was.

  • Kerry says:

    While I personally do not wear fur I respect that people have the choice. My 14yr old daughter has just become a vegetarian I am not I stand by her and support her choice but I told her to respect the fact that not everyone has her beliefs and while it is good to educate others you can’t make everyone believe the way you do. Members of PETA I feel are sometimes too extreme and judgemental it is still a free country. Keep to the educating and quit putting others down who don’t do everything the way you like it.

  • francine rodriguez says:

    i will not watch any movie with gwyneth paltrow again…they act like they don’t know where fur comes from..i also boycott Jennifer Lopez i will not buy anything with her name on it..she was asked not to wear fur…SHE STILL DOES..she also wears eye lashes made of fur..WHEN WILL THEY LEARN??

  • Tucker says:

    JEEEZHOW CAN PEOPLE NO MATTER WHO THEY ARE BE SOOO DAMB STUPID NONCARING NON COMASSINATE LOW PEOPLE?!??! THIS IS REALLY LOW WHAT SHE DID KNOWING THE BACK GROUND OF FUR FARMS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! WE NEED TO ALL STAND TOGETHER AND STOP THESE FUR FARMS NOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! AND OF COURSE STARS HAVE BIGGER VOICES AND WE COULD USE THERE HELPBUT NOT G.P.!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! NO LONGER A FAN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Christa says:

    “She’s revealing how truly miserable she is. How all the fame and fortune can’t buy an ounce of integrity.” could not have said it better.

  • lynne lee says:

    In response to a few opinions l beleieve peta will know if its real or fake fur secondly the majority of people who give their opinion opoposing animal cruelty will give cash to animal charities most are peta members and donate regularly so def put up and dont need to shut up. l thought gwyneth paltrow was not only beautiful looking but like her husband had morals integrity and compassions for people and animals how dissapointing to discover shes just another appearance obcessed money grabbing personcelebplastic. l think madonna tried the trad english country pursuits with guy and her pals vinnie jones etc re hunting and shooting thankfully she was disturbed at seeing animals suffering and dying and gave up on it. Hope she can have a word with her pal gwyneth that the fur trade is even crueller than shooting and implore her to opose it. How can any decent person see animals suffer and die for any reason let alone vanity pleasure and greed.

  • Tony says:

    awwww no! disappointed. VERY disappointed.

  • Hilde says:

    Not the first time Paltrow was spotted wearing fur.

  • Jessica says:

    The main thing here is that animal lovers are aware of where fur comes from an animal who has gone through mentally and emotionally damaging situations and then violent death at the end. Conscious people do not act or support these industries by parading around in the end of the line product.

  • Kelly Elias says:

    I am deeply troubled by Gwenyth Paltrows actions by modelling fur. I became a vegetarian last Feb and looked up to Gwenyth and husband Chris Martin. What happened? I thought she was an animal activist and a vegan. I have lost so much respect for her and am so disappointed…I just don’t understand. What happened? Did she do it for money? I don’t get it.

  • Lauren says:

    What a letdown. I’ve always really admired her as an actress.

  • Brian says:

    I was disappointed to see that she is sporting a fur real or fake as some folks speculated. Since it is an ad for Tods I doubt that it’s a fake fur. As someone who is a role model for so many young folks she needs to reconsider. I suppose if folks had to actually watch their furs or food meat being prepared from scratch there would be a whole lot more vegetarians in this world. It’s easy to turn a blind eye when we don’t have to witness the pathos of a situation.

  • Jennifer Hansen says:

    I can not believe that she could do such a thing. I just hope that people don’t think that fur is glamorous because of Paltrow wearing fur. Celebrities like Paltrow are not suitable role models for anyone and should not be treated as such.

  • Eman Aoun says:

    Iam very disapointed to hear that now i see her in an ugly way I guess beauty is not everything she is very ugly from the inside and i pray to God that she will wake up on day to realise what is doing is discusting and wrongSHAME SHAME ON HER.

  • jessica says:

    WELL I HAVEN’T UNDERSTOOD YET WHY… WHY SOME “RICH” PEOPLE MADE FUR A FASHION. IT’S A TOTAL LACK OF BRAINS AND FEELINGS IF YOU DON’T CARE THAT OTHER CREATURES SUFFER A TERRIBLE DEATH SO YOU CAN LIVE YOUR SHALLOW LIFE. SHAME ON GWYNETH AND ALL THOSE “STARS”!

  • Natalie says:

    Just for the record Ms. P is not a veggie. She’s quoted in a recent magazine Vanity Fair IIRC? talking about how she likes nothing better than making “comfort food” like pot roast. On a celebrity news show it was also mentioned that she’s a big fan of organic turkey burgers. So no definitely not a veggrrl. As for her shilling death mutilation and horrific suffering I can’t say I’m surprised. Very few Hollywood types strike me as compassionate honest real people and she was certainly never on the list! I too would love to know what hubby Chris Martin thinks of her disgusting display!

  • Erica says:

    Yes it was wrong for her to sport off that fur. And it’s horrible what precious animals have to go through to get their fur but come on! What’s the point of insulting her beauty or her character!? Fine send her a letter telling her how wrong she was or how wrong the industry is but don’t insult her. Don’t call her a miserable or a piece of garbage. You only make yourselves look silly in the end.

  • Margot Jordan says:

    Gwyneth Paltrow shame on you for being involved with furs how could you?

  • THERESA S says:

    SHAME ON GWYNETH. SHE ISN’T THAT STUPID. SURELY SHE KNOWS THAT TRYING TO LOOKING GOOD AT THE EXPENSE AND SUFFERING OF INNOCENT CREATURES ONLY MAKES YOU LOOK REALLY BAD. THE FASHION INDUSTRY IS ALL ABOUT BEING SUPERFICIAL AND SUPERCILIOUS ANYWAY SO IT COMES AS NO SURPRISE THAT THOSE WHO ARE CONCERNED WITH THEIR APPEARANCES HAVE NO CONCERN FOR ANYTHING ELSE.

  • Darlene says:

    Didn’t her husband just get voted Vegetarian of the year??? Shame on you Ms. Partlowe. You lost a fan here.

  • stuntcat says:

    This is disappointing. Wearing fur is a pathetic statement to make in a world where our species is causing a massextinction. If she did it as her ‘job’ then it’s even sillier stars are allowed to stand behind their own ethics these days I’ve seen it happen. Shame on her.

  • NT says:

    Very disappointed. I guess she was or is a vegetarian for health reasons but not ethical reasons or because it is the cool thing to be nowadays. I hope Chris can talk some sense into her. Her career is not what it used to be maybe she needs the money to keep up her glamorous lifestyle. Still no excuse!

  • nicole says:

    hi melissa i emailed them too and got the same generic letter even after i mentioned that i had already seen that email and what i thought of it. the good thing is that they have to return your email so everyone get on there and get into them!

  • Judith FFFA says:

    Skin GP Now thats a great idea! Peace for all animals! Most of my heroes wear masks!