Olsen Twins’ Fur Backpack Draws the Ire of PETA

By: WebProNews Staff - June 29, 2012

The Olsen Twins’ fur backpack — which, I might add, is not the title for some sort of extremely unflattering underground porno — has caught the irritable eye of the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals. Not surprisingly, the organization is none too pleased about the former “Full House” stars and their furry little fashion accessory.

The offending bag was designed for their luxury fashion line “The row”, and retails for roughly $17,000. The item is apparently covered in patches of fur, which has forced PETA to toss some pretty strong words in the duo’s general direction. Here’s hoping they have their thick alligator skins on today, because chances are they’ll need it.

“What the Olsens lack in creativity, they try to make up for in shock value,” a representative reportedly told E! Online. “Sadly, it’s the foxes, calves, and alligators — who often have the fur ripped off them while they are still conscious and able to feel pain — who pay the dearest price.”

However, despite all of the criticism Olsen Twins and their animal-unfriendly backpack have received from the group, celebrity stick figure Rachel Zoe had nothing but positive things to say about the piece. In fact, if you tossed “a blush blouse, skinny jeans and a bold boot” into the mix, you might be mistaken for someone with class. Assuming, of course, you have $17,000 just lying around to throw at a furry backpack.

In a final, almost pathetic stab at the designers, PETA said, “If it looks like a troll and acts like a troll, it’s probably a Trollsen Twin”. Considering the girls were recently named Womenswear Designer of the Year by the Council of Fashion Designers of America, there’s a very strong possibility that they don’t care what PETA thinks.

Hey, I’m just glad they didn’t win a Grammy.

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  • jacqueline

    just pathetic how they need to use shock value for attention to make up for their lack of designing talent…stick to your audience ladies…age 2-9

    • Richard Myers

      Money can’t buy class or dignity and these two wack-jobs prove it on a daily basis. They’re as weird as two sticks…just sayin’

  • Richie

    How come the olsen twins were never offered a part in any of the twilight movies. I would totally go see them as a vampire, or any goth movie.

  • Mike

    You know, if you idiots don’t like what they design, don’t buy it. It’s that simple. Personally, I think PETA is the biggest bunch of dopes on the planet and continuously throw out the stupidest statements ever spoken. I have seen/been to a lot of slaughter houses as well as places that sell fur for profit. Now, I admit, I haven’t seen them all, but of all of them I have seen, I have yet to EVER see the fur ripped off ANY live animal. They have always been dead, and most of the animal used for food or other uses. Most of the people who do this know that almost every part of every animal can be used for something. Yes, back in the 20’s and before, there were a lot of animals trapped strictly for their fur, but with todays proficiency with synthetic furs, there is just too nuch competition out there to make throwing anything away profitable. Yes, I do love to eat meat, I even love to hunt and fish. I know how to clean and dress them as well and I know how to dry the skins for other use. I no longer hunt unless I have someone with me because I am now to lazy to dress the animals, but as long as I have someone with me who will use all of the animal, then I have no issues shooting it. peta needs to learn to start minding their own business and stay out of everyone elses. And before you say the animals can’t speek for themselves, I live in an area where the deer are running rampent because they are in areas too populated to shoot them with guns, and they are so overpopulated that if they are having to go to drastic measures to eat and survive.