PETA Freaks Out Over 'Trollsen Twins' $17K Bag

Mary-Kate, Ashley 'trolls' for using fur, group says

By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff

Posted Jun 28, 2012 10:29 AM CDT | Updated Jul 1, 2012 7:31 AM CDT

(Newser) – PETA is irked by Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen's new designer backpack—and not because it costs nearly $17,000, although you have to admit that is irksome. No, the animal rights organization is upset because the luxury backpack is made with fur, E! reports. "If it looks like a troll and acts like a troll, it's probably a Trollsen Twin—or someone wearing one of their new totes, which are made from the fur and skins of innocent animals," says the group in a statement.

"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," the statement continues. Shockingly, this is not even the Olsen twins' most expensive backpack

Ashley Olsen, left, and Mary Kate Olsen, designers of The Row, pose backstage after winning Womenswear Designer of the Year at the CFDA Fashion Awards on Monday, June 4, 2012 in New York.
Ashley Olsen, left, and Mary Kate Olsen, designers of The Row, pose backstage after winning Womenswear Designer of the Year at the CFDA Fashion Awards on Monday, June 4, 2012 in New York.   (Photo by Jason DeCrow/Invision/AP)
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