Statement: Jessica Simpson Remains Mum About Fur Coat

For Immediate Release:
January 8, 2014

Fur has fallen way out of favor with everyone who cares about animals, so it’s not surprising that someone who has worn the skin of a dead animal might hesitate to own up to it. PETA hopes that Jessica Simpson’s fur was faux—and that next time someone asks, she’ll proudly proclaim that her coat is cruelty-free.

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