Every season, there’s some bizarre new celebrity fashion trend. We thought we’d seen it all — until Gucci released a pair of shoes that has animal rights activists everywhere hopping mad.
And when I say “hopping,” I mean it. Gucci showed off the shoes at Milan Fashion Week, and they’ve quickly become the must-have item for celebrities. What’s so bad about them, you ask?
The loafers are lined with fur — kangaroo fur, to be exact.
No one likes to think about a kangaroo dying for a pair of loafers, but that hasn’t stopped celebs from wearing them.
Dr. Daniel Ramp of the University of Technology Sydney told the Daily Mail that “using kangaroo fur to produce fashion footwear is exploitation, especially since populations are in decline. The killing of these animals is inhumane, there is collateral damage and kangaroo culling has a large social cost on the remaining families and their young. Kangaroos are not objects — they are highly intelligent social animals.”
British model Alexa Chung was spotted wearing them at Milan Fashion Week, as you can see below. Other fans of the footwear include Sienna Miller, Kendall Jenner, and Dakota Johnson.
The loafers are popular with men, too. From fashion editor Simone Marchetti…
…to Tom Hiddleston in a recent Gucci photo shoot, everyone seems to want in on this trend.
So, what do you think? Would you wear these shoes? Let us know in the comments!
Personally, my feet are sweating just looking at them.