Pharrell‘s newest feat as Louis Vuitton’s artistic director is a $1 million greenback crocodile-skin purse, which some would possibly name excessive style — however PETA insists it is a barbaric show of animal cruelty!!!
TMZ Hip Hop obtained an open letter Tuesday, penned by PETA’s Senior VP Lisa Lange and addressed to Pharrell, which reads … “Dear Pharrell, This is an invite the likes of which you’ve by no means been supplied earlier than.”
The correspondence is crammed with references to Pharrell-produced hits, but there’s nothing joking about it as Lange says … “When you have been made males’s artistic director of Louis Vuitton, we hoped animals would get fortunate and that you’d select vegan materials, that are the desire of as we speak’s moral and environmentally aware customers. But we aren’t joyful to notice your latest design, the “Millionaire” Speedy bag, which is crafted from crocodile pores and skin, as a result of in relation to animals getting used for style, it isn’t lovely—it’s abuse.”
Lange additionally accused the Neptunes’ superproducer of sitting idle because the crocs get mutilated for his or her pores and skin — a criticism she additionally lately leveled at Offset for his birthday bag blowout for Cardi B.
The letter continued, “A PETA Asia investigation discovered employees at LVMH’s suppliers reducing reside crocodiles’ necks open and ramming steel rods down their spines whereas they have been nonetheless aware. Another investigation revealed that employees at amenities supplying LVMH struck pythons repeatedly on the pinnacle, suspending them within the air, inflating their our bodies with water, and disemboweling them — at the same time as they moved about.”
Lange needs Pharrell to go to a crocodile manufacturing facility farm, the place she says baggage just like the Millionaire Speedy are made … and he or she’s warning it will not be a enjoyable journey to the zoo.
In her phrases — “You’d wish to convey alongside nostril plugs and excessive boots to wade by fetid, waste-filled water. If we go to an indoor tank, additionally convey a flashlight, since you received’t see daylight. There are not any blurred strains right here. Killing wildlife for a bag isn’t cool—it’s chilly. Are you up for this journey?”
Pharrell hasn’t responded to any of the backlash, from PETA or others.