PETA to Usher: Don’t Replace Stolen Furs!

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Usher Raymond


This is my confession, Usher. When I read that you’d fallen victim to a robbery over the holiday season, I felt bad for you. Someone ripped off your unreleased music and you lost more than $1 million in jewelry! Tough blow. But I hope you realize that you weren’t the only victim. Considering that the original owners of the fur coats stolen from your car—the animals—were probably skinned alive, I’d say you got off lucky.

Instead of stealing other animals’ skins, I’d love to see you make a donation we can all benefit from. It’s been three months since Glee‘s “Confessions”-“It’s My Life” mash-up, and we’re dying for more.

So, to sum: Glee donations = good, fur = bad. Robbery = hassle, being skinned alive = horrific. I hope that you will listen when we urge you not to replace the fur coats and to take our pledge to be fur-free.

After all, they call you U-S-H-E-R R-A-Y-M-O-N-D—it would be great if we could call you C-O-M-P-A-S-S-I-O-N-A-T-E.

Written by Logan Scherer

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