The Olsen Twins, or as PETA calls them, the “Trollsen Twins,” recently released a $16,900 fur backpack, and unsurprisingly, the animal rights group isn’t too happy about it.
“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.”
Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen, who rose to fame by starring as cute little Michele in Full House, have turned their fame into a fashion empire. ANI reports that the the Olsen twins were named Womenswear Designer of the Year by the Council of Fashion Designers of America and their fur backpack was praised by several critics like celebrity stylist Rachel Zoe.
“(The Olsen Twins fur backpack is) a fashion favorite (that combines) comfort with class…. Coupled with a blush blouse, skinny jeans and a bold boot, an of-the-moment backpack will bear the weight of your everyday essentials with elegance and ease.”
What do you think about the Olsen Twins fur backpack?