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In a show of solidarity for her sister Kim, Khloe Kardashian has renounced her support for the animal rights group PETA following last Thursday's flour bombing by a supposed member of the anti-fur foundation.
Airing her frustration with the organization's actions, Khloe chided the group for their "bully"-like behavior in a message recently posted to her website.
"I'm sure you all heard what happened to Kim last week," Khloe wrote to her blog. "I just received word that the woman responsible has very close ties to PETA, despite PETA publicly stating otherwise. Not only has PETA lied to the public, but they have proved that they support this kind of behavior."
Kim's sister, who posed nude for a 2008 campaign with the foundation, maintains she will remain anti-fur, but will no longer rep the company.
"I've been a vocal supporter of PETA for a long time but I have also been very vocal about anti-bullying, so this was a huge disappointment for me. As you all know, I don’t condone violence and bullying and what happened last Thursday was just that. I am absolutely disgusted by their behavior. Everyone is entitled to their own beliefs and opinions — I personally don't wear fur but that doesn't mean I am going to force my views on anyone else, ESPECIALLY by violating them," she wrote. "I will no longer support PETA. Bullying and harassment is NEVER a solution, and I won't be a part of any organization that thinks otherwise."
PETA reacted to Khloe's decision to break ties with the company by issuing the following statement:
"We appreciate that Khloe will remain on the animals' side by not wearing fur—that's what counts. If one of our volunteers is responsible, it doesn't alter the fact that no animal deserves to be electrocuted, shot, or poisoned for a bit of fur clothing. Khloe is just defending her sister, and we know she has a good heart, so we wish her well. We just wish she also had more influence on her sister."
Kim originally declined to press charges against the mystery woman who doused her with flour, however she has since publicly stated she may very well change her stance because she doesn't want "someone to think they can really get away with that."
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