Written by Vegetarian Star on Monday, December 29th, 2008 in Chefs, Fur, Not So Vegetarian.
It has been suggested that celebrity chef Nigella Lawson stick to cooking and leave the humor to someone else.
On BBC1 radio’s The One Show, she made a comment that angered many animal rights activist, saying that going into a store and buying a fur coat is a “moment of weakness,” but “if I could go out into the woods and kill a bear myself, I would then wear it proudly as a trophy.”
Is this Sarah Palin of the UK?
The interviewer, Andrian Chiles asked her, “For celebrities who do wear fur, if they started skinning little dogs and strapping those on their backs, would they feel any differently?” Lawson then replied, “I’d love a dog or a cat.”
Her spokesperson later explained that the comment was meant to be a joke, but oh, how others don’t share the same sense of humor.
Viva! deputy director, Justin Kerswell:
“Nigella should stick to making double entendres about puddings. Most fur comes from animals farmed in appalling conditions. Much of it from China where there are no animal welfare laws and horrific cruelty is an everyday occurrence.”
A spokesman for Respect for Animals, an organization which campaigns against the fur trade:
“Her comments were callous and lacked any human decency. It was an astonishing thing to say on live television. If she could see the way in which bears and other animals are killed in the wild, she wouldn’t have been so flippant.”
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals:
“Nigella’s comments were ill-judged and show her in an unattractive light.”
We are starting to get the point.
Finally, her spokesperson cleared things up:
”She was pointing out that, if you are a meat eater, you need to know where your food is from and the same goes for what people wear.”
via This Is London
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