Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen may have won the prestigious CFDA award for womenswear designers of the year, but PETA isn’t impressed. The Olsens’ line, The Row, has released a new fur patchwork bag, retailing for $16,900 (and touted by Rachel Zoe as a bag to have for pre-fall), and PETA is pissed–and not because of that eye-popping price.
If it looks like a troll and acts like a troll, it’s probably a Trollsen Twin—or someone wearing one of their new $16,000 totes, which are made from the fur and skins of innocent animals. What the Olsens lack in creativity, they try to make up for in shock value. Sadly, it’s the foxes, calves, and alligators—who often have the fur ripped off them while they are still conscious and able to feel pain—who pay the dearest price.
Trollsen Twin? Turns out that this is a long-time pet (haha) name that PETA has had for the Olsens since as far back as 2007. There’s even an entire website devoted to “Hairy-Kate and Trashley Trollsen.” You can dress the terrifying twins up in dead animals and even watch a (we have to admit, sorta clever) video called “Full House of Horrors.” Some naked guy visits the Tanner family and warns them about Michelle’s future–the requisite horrifying animal-killing footage follows, as well as a montage of the the Olsens “and their shrunken bodies wrapped in fur.”
Has PETA’s bashing gone too far or should the
Trollsens Olsens change their fur lovin’ ways?