Khloe Kardashian wears a large fur coat with the words 'Fxck yo FUR' written in red in the back in NYC Khloe Kardashian wears fur in NYC

It looks like PETA has lost some of its influence and power in Hollywood. There was a time when celebrities feared incurring the wrath of the overzealous animal lovers at PETA -- People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals. PETA reached its peak in popularity about a decade ago with its over-the-top anti-fur campaigns. PETA waged war against industries, celebrities and other fur wearing notables by shaming them publicly. One particularly nasty PETA tactic was to toss flour, chicken blood (or some other bloody concoction) on fur-loving celebrities as they walked red carpets.

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It was bound to happen: Aretha Franklin slammed Beyoncé for not showing her a little respect, and PETA has returned the favor by slamming Aretha for wearing a fur coat to the Grammys. PETA decided to take advantage of the storm of controversy surrounding Aretha by sending copies of a letter to the press and referring to the queen as 'a clown.' In the letter to Franklin, PETA spokesperson Dan Matthews wrote:

"Music lovers may think of you as a 'queen,' but to animal lovers, you are a court jester. I’m sorry, Aretha, but your furs make you look like a clown. Why not shed the old-fashioned look that adds pounds to your frame and detracts from your beautiful voice? Please consider donating your furs to the homeless as ‘queen of compassion,’ Mariah Carey, did. You’ll get a tax credit for the donation, and we at PETA will all sing your praises."

Sincerely,
Dan Mathews
Vice President
PETA (Source)