Melania Trump boycotts wearing fur shows a Tweet from Pamela Anderson
Melania Trump owns a closet full of fur clothing, but she’s made a new style decision — and former Baywatch star Pamela Anderson may have something to do with it.
A lot about the first lady Melania Trump is still a mystery, but a letter from actress Pamela Anderson is giving us the first peek we’ve seen at her official signature, possibly from an autopen.
Pamela Anderson tweeted a photo of a note from the first lady, on Wednesday, in which the first lady thanked the noted animal rights activist for a gift, an “eco-faux fur coat.” “I am grateful for your support and encouraging words,” Trump wrote to the former “Baywatch” star. “Together, we can empower more women to stand up for their beliefs.” It’s signed “Sincerely, Melania Trump.”
Anderson captioned the tweet, “Dear Melania, Thank you for your sweet note. It is heartwarming to see you manage your position with such beauty and grace.”Anderson, who works with the group People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), mailed the FLOTUS a faux lamb fur coat with a vegan belt. Anderson reportedly included a letter with the gift that said, “I am so happy that you chose not to wear fur! As first lady, you will help set style trends, and by remaining compassionate with your choices, you will warm the hearts of many.”
Trump’s decision is surprising given her documented affinity for fur. In 2011, she attended the Christmas Tree Lighting ceremony in New York City’s Rockefeller Center wearing a black fur coat. That same year, she wore a black coat to the Comedy Central Roast of Donald Trump. And in 2007, Melania wore a black fur-lined coat with matching fur hat during New York Fashion Week.
PETA Senior Vice President Dan Mathews sent the following statement to Yahoo Style, which read, “Melania first attended a PETA fashion show years ago that featured one of her favorite designers, Marc Bouwer, a longtime PETA supporter who uses no fur, leather or exotic skins in his collections. More recently, Pamela Anderson sent elegant Melania a stylish faux fur, as well as a video showing how animals are cruelly killed in the wild and on fur farms, so it’s no surprise that she is now fur-free, following in the footsteps of so many fashion icons and First Ladies.”
The actress has been a longtime animal activist. She’s an honorary director of PETA, having appeared in various advertisements and campaigns for the organization, and has received awards for her activism.