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In the big bad world of fashion, the use of fur has been quite the controversial item of choice for many designers over the years.

Some have embraced furs within their clothing pieces, while some refuse to incorporate it with their brand in any shape or form. Famous designer Karl Lagerfeld recently shared his own thoughts on using fur in fashion with the New York Times, which he ultimately compared to those who eat meat.

He told the outlet:

“The problem with fur…For me, as long as people eat meat and wear leather, I don’t get the message. It’s very easy to say no fur, no fur, no fur, but it’s an industry.”

“Who will pay for all the unemployment of the people if you suppress the industry of the fur? The hunters in the north for the sable, they have no other job, there is nothing else to do. Those organizations who are much against it, they are not Bill Gates.”

“I’m very sympathetic. I hate the idea of killing animals in a horrible way, but I think all that improved a lot,” he explained. “I think a butcher shop is even worse. It’s like visiting a murder. It’s horrible, no? So I prefer not to know it.”

He also addresses his thoughts on those who are not pleased with his inclusion of high-level couture fourrure:

“There are not too many people with an opinion I care for,” he admitted. “I’m not crazy to discuss fashion with men. I couldn’t care less about their opinion.

Do you agree with Karl Lagerfeld’s statements?

SOURCE: New York Times | PHOTO CREDIT: Getty

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