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Kellie Pickler Goes With the Faux

Written by PETA | January 15, 2009
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Kellie Pickler

When it comes to being an animal lover, Kellie Pickler is the real deal—she only wears fake fur. Eagle-eyed viewers of Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve spotted the “Best Days of Your Life” singer in what appeared to be a fur coat. But Kellie’s publicist just confirmed what we suspected—that the coat was from PETA’s favorite furrier: Cincinnati-based Donna Salyers’ Fabulous Furs, which makes the most luxurious faux furs available.

“One night I couldn’t sleep, and I was up and just Googling random stuff, and I’m like, ‘Hmmm, PETA,’” said Kellie in an interview with People magazine last fall. “I saw all the videos, and I just thought it was horrible. It’s animal cruelty. A lot of it has to do with knowing what happens to the animals, and it really bothered me, and so I will not eat meat.” Pickler says that she shared her decision to go vegetarian with close friend and PETA “Sexiest Vegetarian” Carrie Underwood right away. She said, “I texted Carrie and was like, ‘You’re never going to believe this!’” PETA hopes that Nashville’s newest vegetarian (in addition to Underwood, Shania Twain and Emmylou Harris also eschew meat) will pose for one of its iconic ad campaigns this year.

Written by Michael McGraw

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  • Kenna says:

    I just read on Yahoo a caption that said “When will soandso learn that real fur is out?” or something like that and I was so excited!!!!!!!! Even Yahoo which isn’t an animal rights organization by any stretch of the imagination thinks that real fur is a faux pas!! How exciting!

  • Mayrette says:

    It’s good to know that Kellie Pickler goes faux is such a sweetheart. It’s even better to know she made the decision to go vegetarian. Hopefully her BFF Taylor Swift will go vegetarian as well.

  • Rex's Mom says:

    PETA I am happy that Kellie is not wearing real fur and I hope the same can be said for Amber Tamblyn whose picture was shown on page 4 of the Jan. 19 issue of Star magazine wearing what looks like a real fur coat. Maybe you can check this out and see if the coat is real or fake. I hope it is the latter.

  • NT says:

    As much as I appreciate Kelly not wearing real fur I am not a big fan of faux furs either since you are still conveying the idea that the “fur look” is fashionable and cool. Some people out there might follow her example and go out and buy the real thing.

  • lynda downie says:

    Clever caption ..Goes With The Faux Kudos to Kellie her insomnia Google and PeTA.

  • Mike Quinoa says:

    That was my mistake too KellieI went to the PETA site lol.

  • mlo says:

    OOhhhh I’m so glad PETA zoomed in on Kelly because I was surprised to have seen her wearing a full white fur on new year’s eve and was quite upset. Now I’m relieved and take back everything I was thinking about her. Thanks PETA

  • Canaduck says:

    Kellie Pickler is such a sweetie. I was thinking about her yesterday and thinking how much I’d enjoyed watching her on TV!

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