Sarah Jessica Parker has an awkward confrontation with animal welfare activists at store's opening event
SJP shoes would surely make Carrie Bradshaw, SJP's character in 'Sex and the City' proud but clearly, animal welfare activists don't feel the same way.
Sarah Jessica Parker has been on a roll recently. She revamped her Irish cottage and also got on with opening up a shoe store in New York City. SJP shoes would surely make Carrie Bradshaw, SJP's character in 'Sex and the City' proud but clearly, animal welfare activists don't feel the same way. On Thursday when she was at Seaport District during a meet and greet, she was ambushed by animal welfare activists. There was a lot of questions asked about her fur jackets, but SJP was seen acting calm and collected, though clearly not happy.
In a footage from the scene, a female activist asks SJP, "How do you feel about rocking fur in every single one of your coats?' before adding, 'no compassion at all, your last winter coat had a fur trim." Sarah says: "I am a compassionate person," responding to the accusation.
"So you're going to tell your husband and all the coyotes that get trapped and killed for fur coats as well?" she is questioned again by the activist, this time referencing Parker's husband Matthew Broderick. SJP appears shell-shocked and tongue-tied.
She feebly responded, "I stand...I totally...I stand informed, and I really appreciate it." The activist goes on, "I understand you're informed about it, but that's not enough." Then the video shows the woman leaving Parker's presence having said her bit. SJP asks her what her name is, without results. The activist now ignores her as she repeats, "'Tell me what your name is. Tell me what your name is. Tell me your name."
The woman continues to ignore her and walks over to the spot where the other activists are and chant, "Fur trade, death trade!" repeatedly. As awkward as ever, SJP tells the camera, "OK. Thank you very much. Thanks for coming by."
A man is heard shouting, "And shame on your husband too, Matthew! For wearing Triple F.A.T. coyote fur, shame on him too! Shame on your husband!" Parker's eyes meet the camera at this point, and she tilts her head a little, confused as to what is going on. She ignores this comment.
Sarah and her husband were seen rocking coyote fur 10 months ago in Moscow. She was seen in a para jumper jacket with a fur trim along with Broderick, was also seen wearing a Triple F.A.T. coat with coyote fur.