Maggie Gyllenhaal’s Fur Coat Causes Blog Explosions

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Maggie Gyllenhaal

Update: Unfortunately, we’ve discovered that Maggie Gyllenhaal was, in fact, wearing real fox fur. You can watch the saga unfold on Ecorazzi.

On Tuesday, green gossip blog ecorazzi posted a photo of Maggie Gyllenhaal wearing, as they said, “what looks to be an entire forest of animals.” Tee hee, ecorazzi!

But after some detective work, ecorazzi was able to determine that, fortunately, Maggie’s vest was a faux-fur item offered by Louis Vuitton—not the collection of animal skins it appeared to be. Excellent—it would be a shame for the eco-friendly Maggie to make a public appearance in an eco-toxic dead skin!

You know what I love about this story? We weren’t even the ones who started this whole thing—the photos of Maggie exploded all over the blogosphere, and everybody wanted to know if the fur was real or faux. We got a lot of calls and e-mails, too, from a lot of people who were all hoping that Maggie’s outfit was faux.

It’s really heartwarming to see just how many people react negatively when a celebrity is spotted in what appears to be fur. It really goes to show you that fur is dead in more ways than one—between the celebs who wear only faux fur and the stylists who have to resort to lying about the faux-ness of their fur, it looks like the Trollsens are the only hags who still think fur is a good idea.

Written by Amanda Schinke

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