Rocawear Accused of Using Real Animal Fur on “Faux” Fur Jackets
Jay-Z’s Rocawear clothing label has been accused of incorrectly advertising a jacket from its winter line as having “faux” fur, when, in fact, the garment contains fur from a small dog indigenous to China. The Humane Society of the United States says it purchased one of the jackets from the Rocawear Web site and sent it to a lab for testing to determine whether the claim was true. The results of the test showed that the jacket actually contained fur from a raccoon dog, a small animal raised for its fur in China.
Just last month, Sean “Diddy” Combs found himself in hot water with the Humane Society for using the exact same raccoon dog fur in one of his Sean John jackets. Following the news, Diddy released a public apology, and Macy’s department store pulled the jackets from their shelves. The Humane Society is currently lobbying Congress to ban the import of all raccoon dog fur into the United States.