Huffington Post is reporting some dark green news. It seems Dr. Dre is on the Peta hit list for using real animal fur to luxe up one of the rapper’s celebrity endorsed products — his high-definition headphones just got a creepy high fashion makeover.
“The Grammy-winning artist and producer has teamed up with fashion designer Oscar de la Renta to create an ultra luxe pair of his popular headphones. The limited edition design is covered in plum-hued silver fox and boosts ControlTalk, hands-free calling, a travel case and a 1-year warranty…” reports the green news website.
According to the source, the plush animal fur covered headphones will cost you big green –the headphones-meet-earmuffs retail for $695!
Huff Post asked the essential question of the day. “Is it just us or does it almost feel almost uncivilized to blast Lil Wayne though fancy fox fur covered headphones?”
The report says the fine folks who work and volunteer for the non-profit organization PETA are not enamoured with the furry music accessory.
“Michelle Cho, a representative for the animal rights group, has sent a letter to Dr. Dre asking him to keep fur and exotic-animal skins out of his electronic designs.”
She goes on to say:
“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 wrote. “You have a tremendous amount of influence on young people–won’t you please consider using your platform to advocate kindness toward animals by pledging never to design with real fur and exotic skins?”
Although the ultra luxury hip hop headphones are still available for purchase on Oscar’s e-commerce website, one can only hope that the most fashionable of star celebs would discourage people from buying them.
Like Justin Bieber, for one. He is a celebrity spokesperson for Peta.