Dakota Johnson has a brand new advert marketing campaign with Gucci — the place she’s rocking a ton of their gear, together with animal pores and skin purses — and PETA is not glad about it … under no circumstances.
The actress simply got here out as an official ambassador for the luxurious vogue model, and appeared in a brand new industrial the place she’s displaying off a ton of their merchandise — and, after all, there’s photoshoots galore the place DJ is in all Gucci. So, she’s all in.
The drawback, based on PETA, is that a few these Gucci purses Dakota’s promoting listed here are made with genuine reptile skins … particularly, python and crocodile. Gucci is not hiding it both, as its web site touts the very fact the hides are the actual deal.
That would not sit proper with the animal rights org — and it let Dakota know all about it in an informative, but considerably scathing, letter to her crew.
In the correspondence, obtained by TMZ, PETA takes difficulty with Gucci’s python and crocodile purses — starting from $3,100 to $31k — being so unabashedly flaunted by Dakota … which they are saying is odd, since she’s outspoken on plenty of social points.
They’re proper, her IG is stuffed with advocacy posts for every thing from BLM to ladies’s rights and much more.
So, PETA’s asking if she cares concerning the animals that had been slaughtered for the baggage — and reminds her poachers and hunters go to excessive lengths to acquire the skins … together with torturing and ripping them to items whereas nonetheless alive.
PETA additionally mentions this tidbit … “The killing of those snakes is so merciless that in California, it might be unlawful to purchase the very items you’re selling, as a result of their sale is banned.”
Gucci even acknowledges that truth on its net pages for a few these purses.
Bottom line … PETA is asking Dakota to strongly rethink her affiliation with Gucci and to denounce its use of unique animal skins, particularly with vegan options accessible.
We tried trying to see if Dakota has spoken out on animal rights points, particularly, and it feels like she considers it a righteous trigger — seeing how her well-known grandmother, Tippi Hedren, was an enormous advocate of animal safety … and DJ has spoken fondly of her work.
We’ve reached out to Dakota’s reps for remark … to this point, no phrase again.