Gwyneth Paltrow has offered a public apology to People for the Ethical Treatmet of Animals after the animal rights group criticized her for wearing fur in an ad campaign for Tod’s last August.
The organization released a statement that said, “Gwyneth Paltrow won’t be the apple of her daughter’s eye if she continues to flaunt fur.”
Well, Gwyn has something to say about that. While in Miami for the opening of the Fontainebleau Hotel last weekend, the Oscar-winning actress told PETA vice president Dan Mathews that she didn’t know the stole used in the campaign was made of real fur.
“That was awkward, and I’m glad you asked, because I do not wear fur at all.”
Gwyn continued, “It was a day-long photo shoot on a boat near Capri, and there were all sorts of poses behind and draped a stole around my shoulder. I didn’t pay much attention to it and when I noticed it was fur, I assumed it was fake fur, but did not ask, so it’s my fault. I was very surprised when they ended up using that one shot out of hundreds for the centerpiece of the Tod’s ads. I know it’s not a great excuse, but I hope you and your members understand.”