‘The L Word’ Star and the F-Word

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Mia Kirshner

The latest edition of Curve Magazine features the gorgeous Mia Kirshner in something that looks suspiciously furry. But fear not! For no, that’s not a fox carcass strewn across her lovely shoulders; it’s merely a convincing imposter. Thankfully, both Mia (aka Jenny Schector of HBO’s The L Word) and the editors of Curve are staunchly anti-fur and would never stand for such a gruesome abuse of fashion. Since the magazine began 18 years ago, it’s actually had an anti-fur policy (a policy? Could it be any more fly?!), and it also regularly contributes to PETA. Holla!

Mia, who is promoting her new book, I Live Here, actually posed for the photos ages ago. In the article, Mia says that she regrets wearing something that even looks like fur and would never be caught dead wearing something so realistic again. Bless her sexy self! She even tried to have the image pulled, but it had already been sent to press. Brilliantly, the opportunity to help more animals through this embarrassing little mishap was not lost.

To make sure there’s no mistake about its cruelty-free stance, Curve placed a bold disclaimer on the cover declaring, “This is definitely FAKE fur!” Then, seizing the opportunity to educate readers about why fur is so disgusting, there’s a very impressive letter from the editor that does all animal defenders proud!

A portion of the letter reads, “Why should you care? Even if you’re a carnivore, you probably would be shocked at the torture and cruelty that goes into creating real fur, from the tiny cages to the horrid electrocutions. Don’t believe me? Check out furisdead.com. You only had to look at last summer’s headlines—in which it was revealed some manufacturers had actually used dog and cat hair as fur—to see how dead it is.”

Whew! They took the words right out of our mouths!

Written by Missy Lane

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