Kourtney Kardashian PETA and Me

This is me asking if they’re comin’ for me.

There were PETA people yelling, “shame, shame” in front of Bergdorf Goodman’s on Saturday. I thought it was aimed at Kourtney Kardashian.

Looking back on it, I don’t think she was even wearing fur. But with the initial distraction of the Bergdorf windows, and then the realization that Kourtney Kardashian and her klan were right in front of me, I couldn’t put it all together.

Successively, I see a photographer fiercely snapping pictures of Kourtney. She is with her daughter, Penelope, Kim’s daughter, Northwest, and a man. In all of the pandemonium, I remember that my camera is in my purse, and I think that I should be doing the same thing! Focus. Focus, Dawn. I go back and forth with myself. I’ve taken photos of her before, when she had a camera crew with her. This time it’s like she’s being hunted–while she’s seemingly just wanting to enjoy walking on the streets of New York. I just couldn’t get into shooting along.

Meanwhile, the PETA protestors are yelling…at me! It took me a minute to connect what they were saying, with the fur I had on. It didn’t register because it’s FAKE FUR! I burst out, “It’s fake, it’s fake!” (This is so funny, can you even believe this craziness!) But yet, I was so concerned about proving my innocence–even asking if they wanted to see the label! (OMG, Dawn!) They still didn’t believe me and were in my face! It felt so unfair to be falsely accused, and for these vicious women to just keep on with the party line.

I wrote a post on this very subject not too long ago, saying,

“…I often feel the need to disclaim that my coat isn’t real…”

The fakes these days are so good, how can you tell when it’s not real? PETA’s tactic of relying on spur-of-the-moment guessing to decide when a fur is real, and then attacking–attacking potential allies–is a stupid strategy in 2018. In fact, when they were yelling back at me they said, “Come on, it’s 2018!”

I am an animal advocate, and a Kardashian-lover. Okay, maybe lover is a bit strong. Don’t start on me haters! 😉 I watch Keeping Up With The Kardashians. They seem like nice people. I have problems with some of the ways they self-promote, some of the raunchy nudity and the message it sends to girls. But that is rounded out with kindness, hard work, and business acumen.

Maybe I didn’t take any photos of Kourtney because I felt her pain in that moment of being hounded (get it?) and misunderstood by the lovely PETA people. Okay, I’m having fun with this, comparing myself with my BFF Kourtney. When all was said and done, I had no image of Kourtney Kardashian, and I wore a fur-wearing Scarlet Letter on mine.

I wish I had a picture.

Note: I guess I do. After writing this, I looked online and found lots of images of the moment captured only in my head. In the distant background, there I am, totally unaware (my sons would say this is typical!). I’m coming up on the scene in “the fur,” with the big khaki bag in front. This was still across the street from Bergdorf’s before everything got so jammed up. 

Kourtney, Simon, Penelope & North in NYC.

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If you want to take your chances with PETA in a really good fake fur, shop here for a Pamela McCoy. The fur that got me into trouble is one of hers, bought years ago, and no longer available. Check out the jumpsuit in our Flock To This section if like me, you want to kopy Kourtney’s look. 🙂

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