PETA Goes After Dr. Dre Over Fur-Covered Headphones
Dr. Dre's signature Beats by Dre headphones are hottest audio accessory in the music game right now. But not everyone is loving Dre's headsets. PETA is irate that the veteran producer would allow his headphones to be covered in fox fur. The limited-edition audio wear was created in partnership with fashion house Oscar de la Renta.
According to de la Renta's website, the headphones are covered in "luxe silver fox" fur. If you're interested, the high-performance headsets cost $695. No offense, but they look like overpriced earmuffs than headphones. We can't imagine anyone bopping their heads to 'Nuthin But a G Thang' in these headphones.
A PETA official, Michelle Cho, fired off a missive to Dr. Dre (via the Hollywood Reporter) explaining the gruesome methods used on animals to obtain their pelts for fashion purposes. "Foxes, minks, rabbits, and other animals -- including cats and dogs -- are bludgeoned, genitally electrocuted, strangled with wire nooses, drowned, and even skinned alive for their pelts," she writes.
“With so many fashionable, cruelty-free materials available these days, we hope that you will keep animals in mind and choose not to use fur or exotic skins in your collection,” Cho later adds in the letter.
So far, Dr. Dre nor Oscar de la Renta has yet to respond to PETA's letter.