Bella Thorne Slammed For Wearing Real Fur After Falsely Claiming It’s Faux (PIC)
Bella Thorne is getting slammed for wearing real fur after falsely claiming it was faux. See the photo at right and below.
On Tuesday, Thorne posted an Instagram photo in which she’s wearing a light-colored fur jacket. She wrote in the caption, “When you’re a tomboy and trade in sweats and kicks for boots and fur. (Dear internet Trolls, it’s faux fur…) #ootd #shoes #basic #mirrorselfie #hellomarch #supertuesday #positivevibes #girlpower.”
But the fur isn’t faux at all. It’s actually made of “genuine rabbit fur” and “genuine Artic fox fur” in “contrasting fur bands,” according the official description from designer Alice and Olivia, which sells the “Tierra Striped Fur Jacket” for $1,700 after importing the animal skins from China. Further indicating it’s real, the company says it requires professional fur cleaning.
A rep for Thorne claims the actress wasn’t intentionally lying when she said it was faux, but had actually been wrongly informed that it was fake after she obtained the jacket at a photo shoot. The spokesperson insists the star no longer intends to wear it. Still, some fans are calling for a formal explanation from Thorne herself.
“Delete this picture now Bella and apologize. It’s real fur,” one commenter posted. In response to Thorne’s caption, another wrote, “People who stand up to animal cruelty are not internet trolls don’t get it confused they are just standing up for what’s right.” Thorne has not yet addressed the criticism, and the photo remains on her Instagram page.