Anti-fur protestors interrupted Michael Kors’ ticketed event at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City on Wednesday, June 21.
Protestors stormed the stage 13 minutes into Kors’ conversation with former CNN correspondent Alina Cho, which was also being live-streamed on Facebook, Daily Mail reports.
“Michael Kors has blood on his hands,” the activists chanted in unison during their four-minute protest. “Animal fur is not fashion, where the h—l is your compassion?”
One disgruntled demonstrator shouted at the audience, “Shame on all of you for supporting this industry.” Another stood in front of the stage and accused the American designer, 57, of being “responsible for the deaths of countless of animals, taken for their fur, for their skins in the name of fashion.”
According to the outlet, security attempted to calm the frazzled audience down, announcing over the loudspeaker that they were “going to try and resolve this.” Shortly after, the protestors were escorted out of the venue.
Kors did not let the protest ruin the event. “You know what, the show goes on,” he reassured the crowd. Added Cho, 46, “There’s never a dull moment.”
Throughout the remainder of the event, the fashion mogul opened up about dressing First Lady Melania Trump. “She looks great. She’s been a client for so long,” he gushed. “I don’t think it’s a political thing.”
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