Cheers and Jeers

Cheers and Jeers

pimg alt=”” src=”/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/164760977.jpg” style=”width: 300px; height: 225px; margin: 8px; float: right;” //ppWe have a JEER this week for American rapper Ben Haggerty, known by his stage name Macklemore, and his disturbing use of fur coats and dead animals in his music videos and concerts. The recent Grammy-award winning artist can be seen wearing a huge, fox fur coat multiple times in his populara href=”http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QK8mJJJvaes” target=”_blank” music video for ldquo;Thriftshoprdquo;/a, as well as what appears to be the skin of a dead wolf perched on his head in a few shots. What makes this exploitation of fur even more heinous is the fact that the hit song ldquo;Thrifshoprdquo; has been heralded as an anti-consumerism anthem about not buying into the fashion industry. News flash, Macklemore… yoursquo;re playing right into the hands of the fashion industry by parading around in dead animal skins…even if theyrsquo;re second-hand.nbsp;/ppAt a recent concert in Seattle, WA, the rapper made a point to address his fur-wearing tendencies and attempted to excuse them by explaining that since the animal has been dead for a long time, hersquo;s giving it ldquo;an awesome second liferdquo; by wearing it onstage.nbsp;/ppWe find this kind of attitude and ignorance about the fur industry and the rights of animals to be completely despicable and believe that if Macklemore really wanted to make a statement about the fashion industry, he would use his fame and influence to help spread the message that fur is a thing of the past and NOT an item of clothing. Tell Macklemore to stop buying and wearing fur by sending him a message on a href=”https://www.facebook.com/Macklemore?fref=ts” target=”_blank”Facebook /aor a href=”https://twitter.com/macklemore” target=”_blank”Twitter/a: @macklemore/p

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