To Eat It Feels Barbaric, But To Wear It Feels Glamorous

You Must Of Lost Your Damn Mind...

July seemed to be the month of companies putting their foot in their mouths. Alice & Olivia designer Stacey Bendet is a self proclaimed 'vegan' yet she wore a Mongolian lamb gilet at the launch for M.A.C.'s Alice + Olivia Collection Launch [the gilet is from next seasons collection ] & for the last few weeks this subject has been getting to me.

M.A.C. who are a company who do not believe in animal testing and also have strict vegan Pamela Anderson as a spokeswoman, lost their Human Rights Ethics this July with the controversy over the MAC Rodarte collection which caused a huge uproar & rightfully so.
[M.A.C. have since said they will now be donating 100% of the profits from this collection to the people of Juarez.] - A Special Well Done & Congratulations To All The Blogger's & Readers Who Signed Various Online Petition's & Protested For This To Happen!!

Stacey Bendet believes there is a special place in hell for those who wear fur such as chinchilla's, rabbits, foxes, bears etc so they must be keeping a special hot seat for this fur wearing vegan :

“I’m vegan, actually,” Bendet said, according to New York magazine. “I don’t eat [animals], I don’t put meat in my body. So every once in a while I think it’s okay to wear it. But I made it — I’m probably going to hell.”

She made these comments during the Alice + Olivia launch while in NYC @ Beauty Bar. She goes on to say..

“I don’t feel that guilty wearing it. I don’t know why. It doesn’t make sense. But something about putting it inside me feels really barbaric. Something about wearing it just feels a little glamorous.”

PETA's response to Ms Bendet

Dear Ms. Bendet,
Greetings from PETA. We were pleased to hear that you refuse to support the cruel factory-farming industry by eating a vegan diet. In light of this, I must say that we were surprised to see that you would allow yourself to become a spokesperson for the violent fur trade. Please take a few minutes to watch this video, which is narrated by Martha Stewart, who had a change of heart about fur after learning that animals are routinely bludgeoned, gassed, and often skinned alive for their fur. After viewing the video, I hope that you will agree that there's nothing glamorous about the way that animals suffer and die in the fur industry.

Because of the cruelty that's inherent in the fur industry, a rapidly growing number of designers—including Stella McCartney, Marc Bouwer, Vivienne Westwood, Ralph Lauren, Calvin Klein, Tommy Hilfiger, Perry Ellis, and Liz Claiborne—have chosen to create wonderful designs without using animal fur. Many celebrities have also sworn off fur, including first ladies Michelle Obama and Carla Bruni, who both recently announced that they are fur-free.

Okay maybe she doesn't eat meat for dietary reason not so much the care for the animals but I feel it's all about ethics. Not that my respect mean's much to someone who doesn't know me but it kind of sucks that you will call yourself a vegan for whatever reason but you will feel glamorous to wear a slaughtered animals fur.

Being a pesco-vegetarian I chose this lifestyle because I am an animal lover but had to keep certain things within my diet. I try my hardest to never wear or buy from companies who endorse testing on animals or animal skin/fur but that is just me. When I believe in a cause I will try my damn hardest to do my all for it. I never hold anything against people who eat or wear it that is your prerogative as it is mine to choose against it.

But to say to eat it feels barbaric but you feel glamorous to wear them...honey child you've certainly lost the plot.

How do you feel about this subject , meat eaters or nice to see your views!

Source : Alice + Olivia Designer Stacey Bendet Doesn’t Eat Animals, But Feels Glamorous Wearing Them
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  1. Everytime I hear about PETA i think of a group that has become such a fame whore, you know, I love kanye and all (everyone knows) but damn they love being on some kanye shit.

    and as a human being Im like damn PETA if u were this much involved in human rights, I'd support u 100% but i cant help but think of people in famine etc & these people have the mouth to talk. like I eat eggs, but i eat free range grain fed. just cause i eat animals doesnt mean i want them to be treated horribly that's cruel. but *sigh* PETA just gets to me. I picture them on catwalks pouring red paint, showing naked actresses for shock value etc.

  2. I love this post. I'm a meat-eater (well, a poultry eater), but I don't wear fur. I eat meat for nourishment + honestly, I don't see anything glamorous about fur (of course, to each their own). PETA gets on my nerves every once in a while because they do interfere with everyone's business. We know what you stand for, PETA... You don't need to make a spectacle every time someone ignores a cat. But although they can be a pain in the ass from time to time, I must say that they're right when it comes to this particular case. If she feels like wearing her, that's her business - But don't cry vegan. That just makes you seem lost and confused.

    I also try my hardest to refrain from purchasing from companies who test on animals and of course I don't judge those who don't abide by my view. It just doesn't make any sense in this particular case to be against eating anything that comes from an animal, but you're wearing a slaughtered animal's fur. That's just too backwards for me to comprehend.

    Great post.


  3. I can agree with you there PETA does seem to be on the radar for everyone when it comes to animal rights !! It's like other right campaigns don't make as big a deal when something arises but you do always hear about PETA saying something.

    I myself eat poultry still & fish like I said I have to keep certain things in my diet so PETA would no doubt hate me too as the conditions that animals are in to get these foods are horrific in some cases. Sometimes PETA doesn't see the bigger picture yes you may eat meat or exclude meat but eat dairy etc that doesn't mean your cruel to animals or enjoy seeing them being in the conditions that some breeders keep them under.

    I just cannot understand how this woman claims to say it's barbaric to eat meat but glamorous to wear it, feels like a huge double standard for me.

    Thanks for your views on this honey, it's so appreciated!

  4. @LaaLaa Monroe, oh yeah that lady has her priorities def mixed up.

    Im a meat eater too, just gave the eggs example.

  5. Yeah so in a way you are still doing your part, you've just not gone the full way by cutting out everything. Your still eating what you enjoy but in a way that you know the animals are being breed good & are happy etc. That's what I mean about sometimes they don't seem the bigger picture with them it's all or nothing !! I just got a feeling as that Mongolian lamb gilet is in her next season collection wooo.... red paint + catwalk anyone.

  6. @GREEDS., Yeah I'm not saying to anyone by far stop doing what your doing in regards to if you wear leather or fur definitely that is a to each their own case. Like I explained with the BombChell comment, PETA can go too far they are always on the radar and quick to jump over everyone in some cases they do go way too far.

    With this subject well I can understand because it even irked me a little bit far enough we don't know why she cut out all animal products to begin with but she obviously feels guilty consuming something that is barbarically killed but they are killed the same way even worse for their fur & skin.

    So to call yourself a vegan but you feel great wearing fur just doesn't add up. That whole statement she made was just all out of place to begin with:

    "To eat it feels barbaric, but to wear it feel glamorous"

    Yeah she is certainly - lost & confused.

    Thank you for your comment & following xo