PETA Rips 'Trollsen Twins' for $17,000 Fur Backpack: Are You on Team PETA or Team Olsen?

Living 2012/06/29 18:00:00
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The Olsen twins have created another unbelievably expensive backpack -- and this time, they've managed to incur the wrath of PETA. The People for Ethical Treatment of Animals slammed the "Trollsen Twins" for the almost $17,000 fur backpack they designed for their fashion line, The Row.

"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," PETA said in a statement to E! News. "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."

Despite the price -- and the pain -- stylist-to-the-stars Rachel Zoe called the accessory "next season's staple item." We're not sure how many schoolkids can afford an almost $17,000 backpack, but we guess they're out there ... Do you think PETA was too hard on the Olsen twins? Or right on the money?
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  • émilie✿ 2012/06/29 18:54:31
    Team PETA
    ...... Why do they need to use real animal skin/fur? Seriously.. It's unnecessary..
    Poor animals.

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  • kittycat 2013/10/21 00:40:23
    Team Olsen
    i hate peta
  • Akes88 2012/09/11 04:26:28
    Team Olsen
    Only cause peta gets on my nerves
  • Crische 2012/08/08 20:47:39
    Team PETA
    Anyone who wants to waste that much cash on a damn backpack deserves much more than a big slap across the face. Maybe donate it to save 20 lives in a disrupted country, or to cancer research? Grotesque is all.
  • Sophia030394 2012/07/24 03:47:38
    Team PETA
    The Olsen's creep me out I haven't liked them since Full House, and they knew they shouldn't screw around with fur. And don't tell me they didn't know PETA exists! Was this a publicity act? And they DO look like death warmed over! Are they almost dead or what?
  • maddy 2012/07/23 15:37:01
    Team PETA
    i like marykate and Ashley
    but i love josh hucherson
  • dood5 2012/07/15 20:21:45
    Team PETA
    those 2 are soooooooooo gross, they look lie death warmed over
  • John Duffee 2012/07/12 22:09:43
    Team Olsen
    John Duffee
    Can't I be eating popcorn and not take sides? :P

    I suppose I can't really forgive PETA for being confused as to what alligators are though. They're awesome animals and they taste great, especially when prepared in the Cajun manner, but they don't have any bloody fur to begin with.
  • Bill 2012/07/08 18:26:23
    Team Olsen
    Mmmmmm. I'd LOVE to team up with the Olsen's. Talk about delicious???
  • Gaven Small 2012/07/06 08:35:07
  • Kibbles Gaven S... 2012/07/06 18:20:58
    Fifty bucks says you haven't killed more animals than PETA.
  • Gaven S... Kibbles 2012/07/07 04:49:14
    Gaven Small
    Haha true i guess i owe u 50
  • Kibbles Gaven S... 2012/07/07 09:51:10
    Only question is how I get the money.
  • Gaven S... Kibbles 2012/07/07 09:55:02
    Gaven Small
    out off my cold dead clinched hand
  • Kibbles Gaven S... 2012/07/07 09:56:18
    That's the way we're gonna play it I see, very well.
  • Gaven S... Kibbles 2012/07/07 11:44:07
    Gaven Small
    haha your move
  • Kibbles Gaven S... 2012/07/07 11:49:35
    damnit, called me on the bluff.
  • SilveryRow 2012/07/06 08:32:39
    Team PETA
    As has been said, PETA doesn't always go about things the right way but there's not doubt they are right to slam this cruelly self-indulgent monstrosity. I can't fully trust people who don't care for animals.
  • Bill SilveryRow 2012/07/08 18:32:33 (edited)
    Hey. Those anaimals were NOT innocent. I saw them on Court TV and they were guilty as sin. I wish you wimps would just let the criminal justice system carry out the law the way it is supposed to be. I do realize that execution by BBQ pit is a bit unusual but justice has been rendered.
  • David Hussey 2012/07/06 07:11:47
    Team PETA
    David Hussey
    I'm again disappointed that yet another poll forces us to choose one of two answers, neither of which represents my views. What is this, a Sodahead poll or a a Presidential election?

    I'm not really a PETA supporter as they exemplify the ethically bankrupt "the ends justify the means" behavior but the notion of a $17,000 fur backpack is so offensive on so many levels. One, what kind of douchebag would have a fur backpack to begin with, and does it get any more pretentious than spending $17k on a backpack?

    Oh, and what kind of pond scum would promote such a thing as "next season's staple item."? Little wonder the Republic is sliding rapidly towards its death throes.
  • Bill David H... 2012/07/08 18:33:48
    Yeah, but those Olsen twins are sure cute, aren't they?
  • David H... Bill 2012/07/08 18:55:32
    David Hussey
    Kind of.
  • Bill David H... 2012/07/08 19:02:45
    Kind of? I wouldn't mind being double teamed by "Team Olsen."
  • David H... Bill 2012/07/08 19:04:35
    David Hussey
    I wouldn't say no to it, just on the twins thing principle, but they are not really my 'cup of tea'.
  • La 2012/07/06 05:50:16
    Team Olsen
    Handbag looks cool.
  • C4TSMILEY 2012/07/06 05:18:27
    Team Olsen
    Except that the bag is ugly.
  • Persephone 2012/07/06 01:15:46
    Team PETA
    Once in a while PETA's tactics may be a little extreme but they fight a good cause. Fur farms are terrible places and animals should not have to die for 'fashion'. Besides the fact that it's cruel to kill an animal for it's fur I find fur to be absolutely disgusting.
  • Bill Persephone 2012/07/08 18:35:14
    I find it disgusting too. Ya can't even chew it much less swallow it. Yuck.
  • John Du... Persephone 2012/07/12 22:12:52
    John Duffee
    I find it more cruel to take an animal that was given to them in order for them to find a loving home for it and then kill them without even trying to rehome them.

    And when you do that, you can't really claim to treat animals ethically without redefining ethics to the point where one's sophistry is patently obvious.
  • Quazimoto 2012/07/05 17:25:45
    Team Olsen
    How many people can afford this backpack anyway?
  • ☆RogueofDoom☆ 2012/07/05 00:09:06 (edited)
    Team Olsen
    If both the meat AND fur is being used, then I am on their side. However if the animals being killed for the backpack is only being killed for its fur and none of the meat is being used, then I will have to be against them as I personally don't believe in killing animals just for fashion.

    (Edited to add this.)
    How on earth do you skin an animal alive? My dad came from a family of ranchers and butchers and he said that they always had to kill their animals before skinning it.
  • Man_Bear_Pig 2012/07/05 00:02:52
    Team Olsen
    How could PETA know if the animals were skinned alive? Wouldn't that just be an impractical way to skin an animal? I really dislike PETA.
  • Persephone Man_Bea... 2012/07/06 01:08:57
    Unfortunately it's not. It's common knowledge that skinning animals alive is just one tactic used in fur farms as not to damage the fur. That or they're killed in gas chambers, which is just as cruel.
  • Bill Persephone 2012/07/08 18:37:05
    You're wrong. They jump around too much. Especially those baby seals. Ya have to club them really hard to knock them out.
  • David H... Man_Bea... 2012/07/06 07:14:27
    David Hussey
    I dislike PETA too, but not as much as I despise killing animals for the sake of some preppy little spoiled tramp being able to laud obscene wealth.
  • Bill David H... 2012/07/08 18:38:14
    Hey, they're good looking. They can do anything they want...especially with me.
  • David H... Bill 2012/07/08 18:56:11
    David Hussey
    Especially if they do it with you together?
  • Bill David H... 2012/07/08 19:03:53
    Oh, yeah. Has to be. Now, that's good food.
  • PandahSixx 2012/07/04 10:36:21
  • Trish 2012/07/03 19:52:19
    Team PETA
    I feel bad for the poor animal.
  • Bill Trish 2012/07/08 18:39:47
    Kill them first. They won't feel it so much. Then you won't have to feel bad.
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