Run-in with protesters: Rihanna Anti-Fur Protesters
Published: September 2, 2015
Run-in with protesters: Rihanna Anti-Fur Protesters, RIHANNA’s new perfume launch in Brooklyn, New York was briefly disrupted on Monday night (31Aug15) after anti-fur protesters crashed the event and verbally attacked the star for choosing to wear animal products.
Hundreds of fans crammed into Macy’s department store in Brooklyn to catch a glimpse of the Diamonds hitmaker as she unveiled her latest scent, RiRi by Rihanna, but the bash was not without controversy after a small group of people caused a scene by parading around the shop, holding up posters of cuddly animals featuring phrases like, “Who died for your coat?” and “Skinned alive”.
Video footage obtained by TMZ.com shows the demonstrators repeatedly chanting, “Shame on Rihanna” as security guards swoop in to spare the singer an angry confrontation with the animal rights protesters.
Rihanna has previously come under fire for wearing lavish fur accessories, while she was attacked by officials at People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals in 2012 after she stepped out wearing thigh-high snake-skin boots.
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