Wednesday, January 17, 2007

On Heals of Sean Diddy Combs’ Sean John Fur Problem, Jay-Z Line Rocawear Now Accused of Using Real Dog Fur

Well, we’ll see how this one goes. Again, they claim they didn’t know, but we’ll see how they react.

Even Sean Diddy Combs pulled items from his Sean John line that contained fur from this dog species:

Unfortunately, JC Penny will not. JC Penny refusing to do so puts them into the category of dog killers and dog fur supporters. -

China is notorious for abusing and killing dogs and cats for fur.

I wrote a while back on fur and China, the likely source of the fur. Please see that post at:


Jay-Z Accused of "Faux Fur" Fraud

Posted Jan 16th 2007 3:50PM by TMZ Staff
Filed under: The Biz
Jay-Z and his dog fur. He had 99 problems, now Jay-Z has one more.

A jacket from Jigga's clothing line, Rocawear, allegedly has dog fur in its collar, even though it's advertised as having fake fur. According to an investigation by The Humane Society of the United States, the Hunter jacket on contains real fur from a raccoon dog, a dog indigenous to Asia that The Humane Society claims are skinned alive for the coats, hence the uproar.

As of today, the $265 coat was still a "featured" item on the Rocawear website. Late last year, a similar investigation found that raccoon dog fur was being used in a coat in rap mogul P. Diddy's "Sean John" collection; that item was removed from stores within a few days.

Reps for Jay-Z and Rocawear could not immediately be reached for comment. The Humane Society said that it informed the company of the issue a week ago, but that they've taken no action.

UPDATE: In a statement to TMZ, a spokesperson from Rocawear says, "We were not aware that our product included raccoon dog materials. We have immediately instructed all manufacturers and licensees that no product can be produced using this fur. In addition, we have removed those items from our website."

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