On Tuesday night’s episode of Real Housewives of Orange County, Vicki Gunvalson bragged about the new mink coat that Brooks Ayers bought her.
But, animal rights activists say the reality star has a “disconnect from reality.”
PETA tells us they are sending Vicki information and a video expose of the fur industry narrated by fashion guru and fellow Bravolebrity Tim Gunn. “Vicki seems to be a sensitive person … We hope Vicki will decide that her ‘love tank’ has room for animals and will donate the fur coat to PETA to be used in one of our anti-fur campaigns,” PETA’s rep tells RumorFix.
In Defense of Animals, tells RumorFix, “Although they appear on a ‘reality’ show, for the women of Real Housewives of Orange County to think that wearing the dead body parts of abused animals is glamorous, or something to brag about, is a real disconnect from reality.”
International Anti-Fur Coalition echoes the comments saying they hope “Vicki Gunvalson can open her heart and mind to acknowledge that her fur coat is worth nothing but pain and cruelty. So many minks had to be killed in the name of greed, vanity, sick and twisted fashion. Anti-Fur bills are introduced worldwide: two cities in Ireland and West Hollywood already became the first free cities in the world. Israel might also be the first country in the world to outlaw fur importation and sales. Fur is worn by beautiful animals and ugly people”.
RumorFix reached out to Vicki for comment, but haven’t heard back from her yet.