Diddy apologizes for using dog fur in his coat line

Everyone was up in arms over the fact that Diddy’s coat line was marketed as imitation rabbit fur, but has a label claiming it’s “real raccoon.” What’s even worse is that the coats were made with raccoon dog hair.

Diddy did exactly the right thing and apologized, said he didn’t know about it, and pulled the coats from the stores. He also vowed never to use fur in his clothing line again. That’s not a real titilating story, I know, but since I was ripping on him initially I should print his apology:

Rap mogul Sean “Diddy” Combs has issued an apology to animal rights activists over the use of real fur in his Sean John clothing range — insisting he didn’t realize it was genuine animal skin.

The star came under fire from the Humane Society Of The United States earlier this month after it was discovered the hood lining of a “faux fur” Sean John jacket was made from the skin of raccoon dogs.

But Combs has apologized to HSUS and has vowed never to use real fur again, insisting department store Macy’s remove the offending garment from sale.

He says, “I was unaware of the nature of this material, but as soon as we were alerted, the garments were pulled off the Macy’s floor and Web site.

“I have instructed our licensee to cease the production of any garment using this material immediately.”

Diddy and his longterm partner, Kim Porter, had twin girls on December 21. Christina Aguilera is said to have sent them a gift basket worth thousands with plenty of stuff their kids surely don’t need.

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  1. Other Karen says:

    I believe him.

    Christina Aguilera’s such a sweetie sometimes. Looks like Diddy got more stuff from her than Britney does though.

  2. Gayle says:

    Wait. Was it dog *hair* or dog *hide*? I could understand activists getting up in arms if it was *hide*, but as dogs routinely get groomed and clipped without any sort of pain or suffering on their part, I don’t see why it’s such a big deal if he were using dog *hair*.

  3. Just me says:

    I’ve never heard of a racoon dog? Poor animals.

  4. raccoon dog says:

    You can read the whole investigation at:


    You can also watch the footage yourself of a raccoon dog being skinned alive.

    It’s the pelt, which is the skin with the fur attached.

  5. Geordae says:

    Raccoon Dog Fur? that’s a first..though i don’t care too much for his clothing line..i believe him about vowing not to use dog fur..