Dancing With The Stars' former contestant and model Joanna Krupa and her model friend Katie Cleary are going after the Kardashians in a very public way: she has started an online petition to get them to stop selling fur in their DASH stores and to also stop wearing fur completely. And let's face facts, we all know that it's Kim Kardashian that wears fur all the time. She spoke to Fox News about the reasons behind the online petition (which can be accessed here):
Fox411: Why are you petitioning the Kardashians specifically?
Joanna Krupa: Because I am fed up with them always wearing fur while being fully aware that many girls view them as a fashion inspiration, and even role models. Being a star comes with not just fame and fortune, but with awareness and responsibility. What angers me the most is that Khloe did an anti-fur PETA campaign,n so you would think if she was so against fur, she wouldn't allow it to be sold in their stores. Plus she would talk some sense into her sisters and never put it on. It actually saddens me that one now has to question the genuine motivation behind Khloe's PETA campaign.
Fox411: Dash isn't that big a store – why not target a bigger fur retailer?
Krupa: We are going after the Kardashians as personalities and trend setters, not just their store, because they are seen wearing fur all the time.
Fox411: Have you ever mentioned this to them personally?
Krupa: I have sent tweets to Kim in the past. But they just seem to not care about the poor animals and the tragedy they got through while being skinned alive and bleeding to death.
Fox411: Have you heard anything from them since you started your petition?
Krupa: No not yet.
Fox411: What would happen if you saw one of them on a red carpet wearing fur?
Krupa: I would rather not see it, as I would not be able to keep myself from starting an argument with them.
I LOVE that Joanna is doing this. While it seems that everyone is taking their shots at the Kardashians she has a very valid point about how impressionable young girls hold them up as role models. I never realized just how barbaric the fur industry is until I saw the video from Olivia Munn's anti-fur campaign for PETA. It is beyond horrific and if you do watch the video you will be haunted by how brutal these animals are treated.