Are Puffy’s Sean Jean coats made with real dog hair?!

Britney Spears was just named the worst celebrity dog owner of 2006 after she abandoned her accessory chihuahuas after she had children. Considering that the world has yet to get a glimpse of her newest child, neglecting her pets seems to be the least of Britney’s worries. Paris Hilton came in a close second to Britney for similarly using animals as props.

Being a dimbat dog owner is much less damning than wearing fur, which kind of shows that you advocate killing animals needlessly. Using fur in a celebrity clothing line takes that arrogance one step further.

Now comes news that Puffy might be in hot water for using – get this – dog hair in his coat line. Best Week Ever reports that The Humane Society warns people that the “real raccoon” in Sean Jean winter coats might be made from raccoon dogs!

if you happen to be the proud owner of a Sean John puffy coat with “fur” trim, there’s a slight chance that fur is actually made from the skin of a dog. Or so says the Humane Society of the United States, who is claiming that Macy’s is selling the coats under the guise that it’s “imitation rabbit fur”, when the label inside the coat claims it to be “real raccoon” — and not the adorable rabid raccoons that scour your trash for last night’s dinner, but raccoon dogs… DOG FUR COATS!

So is Puff Daddy, who claims to be the designer behind Sean Jean, the Cruella Deville of the new century? The jury is still out, test results are not back yet, and we won’t know for sure for a few days. So we’re going to ask you, the readers, what you think. Go to the coat closet, reach your hand in, close your eyes, and feel that fur trim on the hood of your Sean John jacket… does it remind you a little bit of Sparky, your childhood Yorkie who went to “live on a farm” when you were 11? Because we smell a big controversy here, and it’s got wet dog stink smeared all over it.

I love how they tell you to feel the “fur,” because that gave me a little chill of disgust. I try not to sneer at old ladies in fur coats, but it’s hard not to judge.

If Puffy’s line is using actual dog hair, look for an “I didn’t know about it” statement soon. We’ll have to wait and see what those test results show.

Jennifer Lopez also uses real fur in her clothing line. Ashley Olsen, Madonna, and Beyonce have been spotted out in fur coats recently, which Nicole Richie topped PETAs worst-dressed list.

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  1. ertarox says:

    Shame on him.
    It actually IS common. A lot of LEATHER you buy is dog skin, too. Best to boycott all of it, because cows are conscious while they are shackled and skinned alive. Um, just to make a coat or car seat. How is that any worse than wearing fur?? We don’t need to eat or wear animals, so why do it? It just gives us cancer and other diseases, so they go and torture other animals to try to “find the cure” for the diseases caused by eating animals. So fucking ridiculous. America is no smarter than Britney Spears, I swear. And that is saying a lot. Of course Puff Daddy sucks. With or without his coat scandal. I’m glad the heat is being put on these people…. If everyone just did their part, it would end.

  2. Toubrouk says:

    Animals are delicious, better eat more of them.

  3. Shelby says:

    animals are delicious, but killing them just so we can look stylish is pretty rediculous. but americans arent really known for their humanity towards animals and their hides. since the beginning of this country we have made it a point to kill animals for their skin and not really care about the consiquences. american soldiers would kill entire herds of buffalow just for their hides leaving their carcases to rot on the plains. native american tribes starved and buffalo almsot became extinct because of this, but we had some kick ass leather and throw rugs.

  4. julie says:

    I’m allergic to dogs

  5. xiaoecho says:

    There’s nothing wrong -in principle- with wearing hide or eating flesh. Our species has evolved to do it…and thats the problem; it’s the way we do it, and the way we do it is appalling.

    Instead of the unrealistic expectation to stop farming animals, lets change farming practices.