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.