Rihanna recently stepped out for dinner in a full-length fur coat, which quickly caught the attention of PETA. The animal rights organization sent a letter to the singer, pleading for her to wear faux fur clothing.
PETA also offered to collect and distribute the singer’s fur pieces to the survivors of the Turkey and Syria earthquakes. According to the organization, those people can wear fur clothing to stay warm during the upcoming winter. Rihanna previously won a PETA award for the Fenty clothing collection she made entirely from faux leather.
The “Umbrella” crooner also recently spoke about her upcoming ninth album, saying she’ll likely release it this year. When Rihanna finally drops the project, it will be her first studio album since she released “Anti” in 2016.
Read on to find out more.
PETA Sent A Letter To Rihanna
Earlier this month, Rihanna stepped out for dinner and was photographed in a full-length fur coat, which according to PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals), is almost certainly made from real fur. The animal rights organization quickly responded to the photos by sending Rihanna’s team a letter, which an insider then shared with TMZ.
In the letter, PETA said they’d noticed the fur coat in the photos and pleaded with Rihanna to switch to faux fur clothing. The organization’s senior Vice President, Lisa Lange, mentioned the singer’s growing family, pleading with her to consider the families of the animals endangered by fur hunters.
She wrote, “As a mother, you know what it’s like to feel protective and to want to make sure no harm comes to your family. Please understand that this desire — this instinct even — is shared by the minks, foxes, and rabbits who are torn away from their families and killed for their fur.”
They Offered To Gift Her A Faux Fur Coat
In the letter, PETA also asked Rihanna to “please help create a kinder world for your children to grow up in” by deciding to stop wearing real fur. They also offered to collect the “Love on the Brain” singer’s fur clothing and donate them to survivors of the recent Turkey and Syria earthquakes.
According to PETA, the people in these ravaged countries have an excuse to wear authentic fur clothes because they’ve lost their homes to the earthquake. Millions have now been displaced, and with the upcoming cold winter, they need all the warmth they can get.
The organization concluded the letter by offering to send a faux fur coat made by the Unreal Fur company to Rihanna. They said the coat would help the singer “stay warm and fashionable while making the cruelty-free switch.”
Rihanna Previously Won A PETA Award
Rihanna has been photographed in multiple real fur outfits over the years, despite previously winning a PETA award for her Fenty clothing line. In early 2020, the “Rude Boy” singer released a clothing collection from the brand, made entirely from faux leather materials.
After announcing the award, PETA posted a statement on its website, thanking Rihanna for making the vegan clothing collection. The statement read, per Harper’s Bazaar, “PETA recognizes and thanks Rihanna for making her new FENTY capsule collection completely leather-free, showing off chic and cruelty-free vegan clothing that is both animal-friendly and better for the planet.”
The organization’s Senior VP at the time was also Lange, and she released a statement applauding the singer. She wrote, “Rihanna should take a bow for this stunning cruelty-free collection… With her new vegan collection, Rihanna shows how easy it is to create a killer look that no animal had to die for.”
Rihanna Recently Spoke On Her Ninth Album
In an interview with Vogue that was published earlier this month, Rihanna spoke about her highly anticipated ninth studio album. When she finally releases the project, it will be the “Desperado” singer’s first full-length album since “Anti” from 2016.
During the interview, Rihanna said, “Like, honestly, it’d be ridiculous if it’s not this year. But I just want to have fun. I just want to make music and make videos. And I need the right background music with the visuals. I can’t just go shoot a video of me talking.”
If her words are anything to go by, fans can finally heave a sigh of relief at the possibility of her album dropping anytime this year, 2023.