The fur continues to fly for the Kardashians! Just days after Kim Kardashian was flour bombed by an anti-fur animal activist during a promotional event for her new fragrance, the family is facing a large anti-fur protest at the opening of their Melrose DASH store on Monday.
Swimwear models Joanna Krupa and Katie Cleary are behind the petition, entitled “Stop Selling Fur Kardashians,” on the social activism website Care 2.com. In the petition, the models are demanding that the Kardashians pull all fur items from their DASH shelves and their Kardashian Kollection. “One of the most influential families in the entertainment industry that could help give animals a voice on a large scale are the Kardashians,” said Krupa in a statement. “As a fashion-forward family with their clothing line in stores all over the US, they have the power to influence millions of people around the world.”
The petition has already received over 140,000 signatures with an overall goal of 150, 000.
Krupa and Cleary—who also appear in a YouTube video with a fur vest and a receipt showing it was purchased from the flagship DASH store in Calabasas—plan to present the petition to the sisters during the promotional event for their DASH store in West Hollywood. The models have also been using social media to rally support for the protest. Cleary tweeted Friday: “Join us in Calabasas, California on Monday, April 2 to deliver our petition to the Kardashians! http://bit.ly/A4rbW5 via @care2.”
The Kardashian’s are moving their Calabasas store to the Melrose Avenue location with hopes for a boost in sales.
Joanna Krupa has appeared in two campaigns for PETA and Katie Cleary has modeled a bikini for the organization. Khloe Kardashian, who also appeared nude for PETA four years ago, has severed all ties with the organization in the wake of the flour-bombing incident because she believes PETA’s tactics promote bullying.
There has been no comment from the Kardashians regarding tomorrow’s protest.