Khloe Kardashian Quits PETA After Kim's Flour Bomb Attack: 'I'm Disgusted'
Khloe Kardashian has quit as a spokesperson for PETA in support of her sister Kim who was flour bombed by a woman believed to be one of the animal rights group's volunteers, Celebuzz has learned.
In a statement posted on her blog moments ago -- and provided exclusively to Celebuzz -- 27-year-old Khloe wrote: “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.”
A furious Khloe said she would continue not to wear fur, but added that she could no longer support the organization for whom she famously stripped down for in 2008, as part of their "I'd Rather Go Naked Than Wear Fur" campaign.
"Bullying and harassment is NEVER a solution and I won’t be a part of any organization that thinks otherwise," she wrote.
The Khloe & Lamar star added:
"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. I am a very proud sister right now, because Kim handled last week’s incident like a champ. She got cleaned up and was back out there in a matter of minutes. Go Kimmie!"
"The videos are so graphic but they are so necessary for people to watch," she said, in an interview posted on the group's website. "I'm so grateful that I did get the opportunity to see them. I had no idea that's how these animals are treated."
Though the animal rights group denied being involved in the March 22 attack, a PETA spokesperson told us:
"We don't believe Kim would be so shortsighted as to go after this woman, but if she does, we'll definitely look at how to maximize exposure to the cruel fur industry, and that could mean defending the activist if she wishes."Kim was covered in white powder after the red carpet attack at The London Hotel in West Hollywood, Calif. -- an event to promote her new fragrance, True Reflection. See how it all went down in this video: