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Tobey Maguire Bans Leather at Home

Written by PETA | March 4, 2008
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Some celeb blogs are reporting that vegan actor Tobey Maguire asks guests at his home to remove any leather garments before entering the house. He says the smell makes him sick—which, well, he’s not alone there. Part of me is praying that some clueless B-lister like Kate Moss shows up for a party at Tobey’s place wearing leather pants. A man can dream …

This is the second time in recent months that Tobey has been in the news standing up for animals: In a recent interview, the Spidey star told Parade magazine:

“I’ve never had any desire to eat meat. In fact, when I was a kid I would have a really difficult time eating meat at all. It had to be the perfect bite, with no fat or gristle or bone or anything like that…. I don’t judge people who eat meat—that’s not for me to say—but the whole thing just sort of bums me out.”

Yeah, it kind of bums me out too, honestly. Anyway, thanks, Tobey, for sticking up for your beliefs.

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  • zareen says:

    i love you tobey

  • lauren says:

    I just love tobey. firstly I love spiderman and him as an actor and the fact that he’s vegan is just mint.

  • Judith, Freedom Fighter for Animals says:

    Tobey You are a wonderful and very intelligent young man. You have so much going for you. Your kindness is so very beautiful yet you are a very strong man. Peace!!!!! GO VEGAN!!!!!

  • Elaine Vigneault says:

    I think he’s awesome. A vegan poker playing actor… I can’t think of much better.

  • Becky McCoy says:

    Good for him. I do not blame him one bit. It is his house and he does not want any part of it. GOOD FOR TOBY!

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  • Mike Quinoa says:

    Thanks Tobey. Going by a leather store in a mall is enough to make me gagI think it’s part tanning chemistry fumes and part skin that just wants to naturally decompose.

  • Nancy says:

    It used to be so hard to but nonleather shoes or bags and when you found them they looked horrible. Now they are everywhere and brands like Matt and Nat are even “cool” to wear!! We’ve come a long way. There is no need to buy leather any more. Toby is my hero literally.

  • EllaC says:

    bought some ‘faux leather’ car seat covers recently.. they look great..look fabulous in my opinion.. like the real thing… but of course none of the potent ‘leather’ whiff.. intoxicating the whole interior.. so for time being they’ll do just great.. now ..if they could produce some kind of super long durable faux leather.. that would be even BETTER!!

  • Kathleen Wissenz says:

    Wow what a great guy! It’s great how strongly he stands up for his beliefs as a vegan.

  • Paul says:

    Kate Moss was not there but I heard Sarah Silverman was and the pants came off!!!! Congrats Tobey

  • Carla says:

    I love him and so does my son!! “Bums me out” nice way to put it!

  • Jason Levy says:

    Who would want the decomposing skin of an animal that was tortured and killed in their house?!

  • Maya, CVT says:

    What a cool guy. The one good thing about leather is that it’s relatively easy to avoid buying. I don’t want to depend on a sales person to tell me what a product may or may not be made of. Even if shoes are labelled I take a whif of them new ones only I swear! LOL to confirm that I don’t sense any of that hideous smell he’s referring to.