Scottish rock star Shirley Manson is leading a counter-attack against fur-wearing celebrities by posing in a shocking poster with the skinned carcass of a fox. Clad in a stunning Stella McCartney evening gown, Manson holds up the skinned animal beside the caption: “Here is the rest of your fur coat”.
But this week former Garbage singer Manson will retaliate by appearing in the hard-hitting adverts as the new face of the latest campaign by PETA UK (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals).
Manson, who is based in Los Angeles and currently recording her first solo album, said: “I believe very strongly in the ethical treatment of animals. A lot of my fans are very pro-animal rights and have often, when I have been wearing fake fur, said: ‘Is that real?’ and really gotten upset, and I have had to reassure them: ‘No it’s cool, it’s fake, don’t worry.’”
She added: “They have made me very conscious of it, and I am really grateful that they have made me pay attention.”
Shot in Los Angeles by top photographer Frank W Ockenfels, the image is intended to display the bloody reality behind glamorous fur ads and fashion spreads. The poster campaign will start in Edinburgh, Manson’s home town, before rolling out to cities across Europe during 2007.
Would it be a nice idea to give the corpse of the slaughtered animal to everybody who buys a fur coat?
(via Garbage Disco Box)