Shouting “Fur hag!,” an animal rights activist in Paris showered celebrity Lindsay Lohan with a bag of flour early Saturday morning (November 15). Lohan, wrapped in a mink stole, had just arrived at a club when a French activist rushed toward the actress, dumping a hefty bag of white flour all over the shocked star. The activist, possibly associated with PETA, was momentarily detained but broke free and ran off down the Champs-Elysees.
A statement from PETA reads, “Lohan has enraged animal lovers by appearing in at least two different fur coats in recent days, despite PETA’s repeated pleas that she consider how animals suffer for every fur garment and stop wearing their skins. She was named on PETA’s annual Worst Dressed List earlier this year.”
PETA Europe spokesperson Robbie LeBlanc added: “There is nothing remotely ‘fashionable’ about the torture and death of animals killed for fur. Lindsay Lohan might be able to ignore images of bloody animals skinned alive for their pelts, but we hope a dash of flour will help her rise to the occasion and forsake fur once and for all.”
Lohan’s girlfriend Samantha Ronson posted a rant on her MySpace page about the incident, calling the activist “an animal” (she sure knows how to make things worse, eh?). Ronson recently caused a stir in the activist community when she complained Californians care more about chickens than gay people because voters passed both Prop 2, which bans animal-confinement devices, and Prop 8, which bans same-sex marriage in the state.
Naturally, the flour-power incident has been posted on YouTube for your viewing pleasure.