Dakota Johnson criticized by PETA for fashion campaign

PETA, a non-profit organization also known as People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, is criticizing the actress Dakota Johnson for her participation in the recent Gucci campaign.

The 33-year-old modeled for Gucci in a shoot showcasing their new Jackie 1961 handbags, some of which are made from python and crocodile skin, which the fashion brand shared on social media on January 10.

On the official website of the Gucci brand, it proudly states that the bags, whose prices range from around $4,000 to over $30,000, are authentic.

In the listing for the Jackie 1961 Small Python Bag, the description reads: “The Jackie 1961 is presented in python, a precious leather that commands attention with its historic crescent silhouette and piston hardware.”

In response to Gucci’s use of real animal skin and Johnson’s association with the brand, PETA wrote a scathing letter to the actress, which it published TMJ.

Jessica ShotorbaniCelebrity Outreach Manager for PETA, described in horrifying detail in the letter how the slaughterhouses in Indonesia that allegedly supply skins to Gucci for their products are killing the reptiles, which is supported by a recent investigation.

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